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Archery team capture gold

Other Sports
Wed, 07 Feb 2018
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Bahrain’s archery team won the gold medal at the fourth Arab Women Sports Tournament being held in Sharjah.

On the fourth day of the tournament, the quartet of Maryam Al Jaber, Sara Marzooqi and Maryam Salmeen secured the archery team gold medal, beating runners-up Sharjah Ladies Club and Al Ain, who were third.

In the singles event, Sara Al Maezooqi bagged the silver medal. Sharjah’s Sumaya Al Mansoori took the gold, while Noora Haroon, also of Sharjah, completed the podium.

Bahrain chef de mission Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa congratulated the team on the gold medal victory.

Elsewhere, the Youth and Sports Ministry team outplayed Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah United 92-47 for their second successive victory in the basketball tournament.

The Bahrainis faced little challenge from their opponents and emerged strong in all four quarters. The result put the ministry’s team ahead in the competition prior to today’s match against Kuwait Girls Club.

In volleyball, Muharraq Club suffered a 2-3 defeat to hosts Sharjah Ladies Club (19-25, 25-15, 25-19, 17-25, 13-15) in a well-battled match. It was the second straight defeat for Muharraq, who lost 1-3 to Al Wasl in the tournament opener.

The Bahrainis are now fourth in this six-team group with one point. Sharjah top the group with five points from two wins.

A total of 68 teams from 16 countries, represented by more than 1,000 athletes, are taking part in the event.

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