UncategorisedFour more medals for Bahrain in Arab Women’s Tournament

September 11, 201980

Bahrain yesterday (Feb. 4) added to their overall medal tally in the Second Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, being held in Sharjah.
Bahrain’s Al Shabab Club bagged one gold and two silver, all in athletics, while the Bahrain Shooting Club clinched the 10m air rifle bronze to take their tally to 10 medals in total.
Al Shabab, who clinched six medals on the first day of athletics at Al Thiqah Club track on Monday, maintained their momentum yesterday to win three more medals in two different events.
Hajer Saad (25.61 seconds) and her teammate Zaynab Abdulhussain (26.84) stamped authority in the 200m run to clinch the competition’s gold and silver medals, respectively.
Salha Al Lahdan then captured the 100m hurdles silver medal in 16.66 seconds after coming second behind Badya Kamara of Qatar Ladies Club, who finished the race in 15.48 seconds, while another Qatari Fatma Muthaher rounded off the podium in 16.93.
At the Sharjah Ladies Club Shooting Range, Bahrain Shooting Club took the 10m air rifle competition’s bronze after scoring 59 points, finishing behind silver medalists Qatar (66) and gold medalists Kuwait (68).
The shooting tournament continues on Friday with the 25m pistol contest at the same venue, as Bahrain shooters look to claim another podium finish.
Other Bahraini teams seen in action on the third day of the tournament were volleyball and table tennis.
In the volleyball tournament, Al Ahi Club volleyball team began their campaign with a 1-3 (25-20, 20-25, 25-27, 17-25) defeat to Kuwait Ladies Club in a wel-contested game at Sharjah Ladies Club Gym.
Al Ahli, spearheaded by Farah Juma, Maryam Al Sulaiti, Hessa Al Isa, Ghada Marhoon, Bayan Nasser, Marywa Shamsan, Dana Sulaiman, Najla Turab, Hajer Abdulrahman and American professional Ruth Q., will now play Sharjah Ladies Club in their second match on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in the table tennis tournament, Bahrain Club registered their third straight win, beating Yemen Ladies Club 3-2 to inch closer towards a podium finish.
Nadeen Khodar, Kaltham Elyasi and Koreanm professional Mengo captured well-earned victories for Bahrain, who now have six points, hope to win their next game against Qatar Ladies Club today to clinch the competition’s silver medal.


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