THE Bahrain Olympic Committee joined other high-ranking authorities in Bahrain to celebrate the Kingdom’s National Day by organising the first-ever National Day Women’s Sports Festival on Friday.
The day-long festivities included a variety of sports and entertainment activities for citizens and expats alike.
It was held to mark the nation’s 46th National Day and the 18th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession day.
Competitions included in football, basketball, athletics, table tennis, taekwondo, karate, poomse, 3-on-3 basketball, and handball.
Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs ‘A’ team were crowned champions in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, with the ministry’s ‘B’ team finishing second and Interior Ministry third.
The three teams were rewarded after the final by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) general secretary Abdulrahman Askar and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports member, BOC board member and women’s sports committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa.
In table tennis, A’ali came on top, followed by runners-up the Interior Ministry team.
Bahrain’s national team were too strong in the handball championship, which they won beating Ministry of Youth and Spots team. The University of Bahrain finished third.
The Blue Pearl topped the futsal championship, finishing ahead of Black Pearl and Muharraq Tekkers.
Bahrain national team claimed the volleyball title with 10 points. The Filipino Community ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams were second and third respectively.
Bahrain Volleyball Association president Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and Shaikha Hayat presented the trophies to the winners.
Bahrain Martial Arts Federation president Ahmed Al Khayyat presented medals to the winners of taekwondo, karate and poomse competitions.
2-km run: 1 Afrah Mohammed (Interior Ministry); 2 Hanan Atif (University of Bahrain); 3 Shaikha Al Shams (Interior Ministry).
Festival Category: 27kg: 1 Asya Hasan (Al Saad Academy); 29kg: 1 Ananya Sharma (Lion Heart); 39k: 1 Lulua Abdulla (Emperor); 39kg: 1 Hawra Abdulreda (Bahrain School); 42kg: 1 Dana Mohammed (Bin Jamal); 59kg: 1 Sida Ahmed (Heroes School); 60kg: 1 Fatma Hisham (Emperor).
Juniors: 48kg: 1 Fawziya Mohammed (Emperor); 58kg: 1 Miad Ahmed (Emperor); 63kg: 1 Juana Mohammed (Emperor). Seniors: 49kg: 1 Afrah Yousef (Emperor); 65kg: 1 Ghaida Al Hermi (Emperor); 66kg: 1 Ala’a Al Dossary (Emperor); 83kg: 1 Marwa Mohammed.