BAHRAIN yesterday added five medals to their tally at the fourth Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah.
On the second day of the tournament, Bahrain Shooting Club clinched two gold in the 10m pistol team and singles event in addition to a silver in the singles.
The nationals topped the team section, scoring 1,651 points in total to secure the gold. They were followed by Sharjah Ladies Club (1,637) and Oman (1,596) in second and third places respectively.
In the singles event, Mouza Abdulrahim put on a superb performance to win the gold. Second was another Bahraini Aisha Al Braiki.
Early on, Al Hala Club’s Maram Mohammed and Maha Mohammed settled for third place and the bronze medal match in the fencing ‘floret’ singles section.
Bahrain added a silver and bronze in the floret and epee team events.
The results lifted Bahrain’s medal tally to eight after two days of action. Fai Janahi opened Bahrain’s medal account on Saturday winning a bronze in the karate’s ‘kumite’ under-50kg weight category.
Meanwhile, the Youth and Sports Ministry team scored a convincing 76-58 win over Somalia’s Magadishu Club in basketball.
The Bahrainis, coached by national tactician Fadel Milad, dominated the game from start to finish.
Brandie Rene and Tabyatha Donne were the top scorers. The Bahrainis face Jeddah United of Saudi Arabia in their second match tonight.
In volleyball, Muharraq Club scored a 12-25, 25-23, 19-25, 18-25 victory over defending champions Al Wasl of the UAE. Muharraq take on Sharjah Club today in their second.
Bahrain is taking part with eight teams. Other teams in the fray are Bahrain Club (table tennis, shooting, archery), Busaiteen (athletics) and Bahrain Karate Academy (karate).
A total of 68 teams from 16 countries, represented by more than 1,000 athletes are taking part in the event.
In addition to Bahrain, other countries taking part are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Somalia and Djibouti and hosts the UAE.