Bahrain claimed their third gold medal at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), being held in Sharjah.
Bahrain shooters dominated the 10m air rifle team event and topped the standings with 1844.7 points, just ahead of silver medallists Kuwait (1823.4) while the bronze was won by Oman (1817.2).
In the singles, Bahrain’s Marwa Al Amiri clinched the silver medal scoring 240.4 points. Kuwait’s Maryam Al Marzooqi (244.6) won the gold while Omani Siham Nasser (219.4) took the bronze.
Bahrain chef de mission Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa joined the team members in their celebration and congratulated them after the awarding ceremony.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s table tennis team suffered a 0-3 defeat to Kuwait as they kick-started their campaign at Sharjah Ladies Club.
Bahrain’s Maryam Al Qasmi lost her first match to Noora Majid (2-3) and later Hessa Al Zayani went down 0-3 to Maryam Sulaiman as Kuwait made it 2-0.
The Kuwaitis remained the stronger side as Shaikha Al Hamad went on to secure victory against Bahraini Maryam Al Balooshi 3-0.
Bahrain play Mu’ta Club of Jordan in their second match tomorrow.
Besides shooting and table tennis Bahrain have six teams at the tournament – fencing, karate, volleyball, basketball, archery and athletics.
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, the countries taking part in the tournament are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Djibouti and hosts the UAE.