UncategorisedFatima proud of shot put gold

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain’s Fatima Abdulrazzaq said she was proud to give Bahrain its first gold medal at the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Fatima clinched first place in the shot put competition (F-53) with a record throw of 4.76 metres, ahead of Deepa Malik of India, who finished second with a throw of 4.61m, while Dimitra Korokida of Greece was third in 4.28 metres. Both Malik and Korokida also beat the old record.
Fatima said the competition was fierce in her category, but she put on a spirited show to bag the contest’s gold medal at the end.
She noted that the training programme she was engaged into just before the Paralympics, in addition to the continued follow up and backing of Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation president Shaikh Mohammed bin Daij Al Khalifa, played a major part in the achievement.
Fatma, who is one of 4,500 athletes representing 170 countries competing in 32 events for a total of 526 medals, dedicated the victory to the Bahrain leadership and to the people of Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Ruba Al Omari will be seen in action on Saturday (September 17) when she battles it out with other athletes from around the world in the discus throw event.
The Bahrain delegation includes Bahrain Disabled Sports Federations (BDSF) general secretary Abdelrazaq Zein Aldin, national coaches Yousif Saleh Al Riffai and Eman Hassan Jassim and administrative staff Sara Ibrahim Al Shawy.

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