UncategorisedTable Tennis team finishes third in West Asian event

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain’s junior table tennis team and an impressive second-place finish at the recently-concluded West Asian Championship in Amman, in Jordan, thus ensuring themselves a place in the next Asian Championship in India in September later this year.
The championship was won by Qatar, who defeated Kuwait 3-1 in the concluding game of the round-robin format competition.
Bahrain and host nation Jordan won the silver and bronze respectively, while Saudi Arabia came fourth and Kuwait settled in fifth.
Spearheading the Bahrain team were Elyas Elyasi, Rashid Khalid Sanad, Saud Al Qasimi and Sayed Murtada Mahfood.
The tournament featured the participation of eight nations including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Bahrain and host nation Jordan.
Meanwhile, the Bahrain delegation was given a special welcome gesture on return from Amman by high-ranking sport officials, headed by Bahrain Olympic Committee board member and Bahrain Table Tennis Association (BTTA) president Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa
Shaikha Hayat congratulated the team on this new achievement, and lauded the remarkable performance of the players and results of the team in overall.
Shaikha Hayat noted that these outstanding results will be an incentive for the BTTA to double their efforts and back this young team, and provide all means of support, in order to compete in all their upcoming GCC, regional and continental championships.
The team was also congratulated by BOC sports affairs executive director Jihad Khalfan, BOC finance and administrative affairs director Khalifa Salmeen, BTTA vice-president Ali Al Madeh and a number of association members.

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