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Bahrain grabs seven medals at Arab Women Sports Tournament

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018
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Bahrain yesterday won seven medals at the fourth Arab Women Sports Tournament in Sharjah.

On the sixth day of the tournament, Bahrain claimed three gold, one silver and three bronze in shooting, athletics and table tennis.

Mouza Abdulrahim won Bahrain’s first medal of the day, taking home the 25m pistol gold, her second in the tournament, having triumphed in the 10m air pistol earlier.

The Bahraini shooter scored 21 points to secure the title, four points ahead of compatriot Aisha Al Buraiki, who won second place and with it the silver medal.

Bahrain thus emerged as the overall leaders in the shooting championship with eighth medals – five gold and three silver.

In athletics, Bahrain added two gold and a bronze.

Hajer Al Amiri, who has won the 100m gold, was again at peak form last night to top the 200m race in 25.31 seconds. She was followed by compatriot Zainab Abdulhussain (27.94) in third place, while the silver went to Algeria’s Sima Wanis (27.10).

Marta Hirtuba followed suit, racing to 1,500m victory in 4:38.63, finishing ahead of runner-up Abeer Faris (4:47.42) of Algeria and Kuwaiti Amal Al Rumi (4:58.99).

Later, Amina Mubarak came third in shot put with her 29.22 metres effort to give Bahrain the bronze. Duha Al Sinawi (34.87) of Oman took the gold, followed by Kuwaiti Maryam Al Anazi (34.26).

Following the finals, Bahrain chef de mission Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa congratulated the team members at the awarding ceremony.

Elsewhere, Bahrain Club secured the table tennis bronze medal after a 3-1 win over Sharjah Club yesterday. Sharjah started the tie well and took the first match as Bahrain’s Maryam Al Blooshi lost her opener to Maisa Nader 2-0 (11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-3, 9-11).

But Bahrain Club hit back through Maryam Al Qassmi, who defeated Noora Al Mazmi 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-5). Hessa Al Zayani made it 2-1 for Bahrain Club thanks to a 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-1) win over Hessa Al Mazrooi.

The deciding game saw Maryam Al Qasmi ease past Maisa Nader 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-8). The doubles and singles events will take place today.

Meanwhile, the Youth and Sports Ministry team suffered their first defeat in the basketball tournament. The Bahrainis lost to Egypt’s Sporting Club 89-96 in a neck-and-neck match. The Egyptians maintain their solid lead with eighth points, while Bahrain went down to second with seven points.

In volleyball, Muharraq Club were handed their third defeat, this time at the hands of Morocco 2-3 (23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 12-25) in a closely-contested match. The Bahrainis stayed on two points from four matches and now have two matches in hand, against Sohar Club of Oman and Kuwait Girls Club.

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