Manama: Samaheej were crowned handball champions in the ongoing Fifth School Mini Olympics.
Three consecutive wins over Barbar (3-1), Al Ahli (5-3) and Tubli (4-2) in the league saw Samaheej top the competition with nine points.
Barbar (7 points) were close second, while Al Ahli and Tubli (4 each) shared third position. The event, held at the Bahrain Handball Association gym in Um Al Hassam, were followed by the awarding ceremony.
The karting championship got underway at the Bahrain International Circuit with qualifying races for secondary and intermediate stage students.
In the secondary stage, 20 drivers out of 47 qualified for the finals. Salman Sharaf of Ibn Khuldoon National School topped the qualifying race with the fastest lap of one minute and 16.563 seconds.
Ibn Khuldoon’s Kareem Hani (1:17.179) and Abdulla Al Kooheji (1:18.392) of AMA School were second and third, respectively.
In the girls' section, Ibn Khuldoon's Yasmine Al Madani (1:15.719), Qamar Al Madani (1:17.368) and Al Raja School’s Shaikha Baqer (1:26.696) notched the top three fastest lap times in qualifying.
Unlike the secondary stage, only 10 drivers qualified for the final in the intermediate stage with Al Raja School’s Sharifa Al Namliti (1:27.480), Amna Adibi (1:39.426) and Nafisa Jahromi (1:41.458) recording the fastest lap times to lead the entrants in the girls' section.
Among boys, the top 17 made it to the final, led by Mohammed Ali (1:20.166), Yousif Al Thawadi (1:26.413) and Ahmed Al Rayyash (1:26.982) all of AMA School.
The karate, jiu jitsu and judo events took place at Riffa Club gym as Zakaria Mohamed (20kg), Khalid Mohamed (23kg), Mudather Saad (30kg) and Yasmine Mohamed (32kg) topped their respective weight categories in the karate championship.
In the girls' section, Muna Mohamed (21kg), Yadvec Vishal (31kg), Batool Saud (28kg), Shahad Mohamed (35kg), Hala Sharif (50kg), Taqi Nasser (55kg), Maria Nasser (56kg), Meshareq Riyad (43kg), Lekshmi Anoj (53kg) and Peehu Desai (40kg) were victorious.
Abdulla Jehad proved too strong to win the 40kg gold, with Mahmood Al Gaoud taking home the open weight category title in judo’s intermediate stage. In the primary stage, Mohammed Khalid topped the 36kg weight category, while Abdulrahman Khalid won the 30kg gold.
St. Christopher’s School dominated the jiu jitsu events, winning five medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze). The British School was a close second with four medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze).
Gold medal winners were Pukhao, Yousif Salah, Yousif Al Jalahma, Aaryan Sukes, Yousif Al A’ali, Abdulla Dashti, S Adnan Kadhim, Mahmood Rahma, Isa Al Wazzan and Yousef Mohamed.
Sailing events ended with Busaiteen School crowned overall winners at the Bahrain Maritime Sports Association premises in Muharrraq.
Husam Tawfiq, Abdulla Hazim and Yousif Ahmed, all of Busaiteen, topped the Laser 4.7 class. In the u-10 optimist, Malak Al Dossary (Busaiteen), Yara Hani (Muharraq) and Mohsin Mansoor (Al Dair) were in the top three.
In the u-12 optimist, Sajjad Ali, Khalifa Al Dossary (both Busaiteen) and Anas Ala’a (Al Hudd) took the first three positions, respectively.
The u-15 optimist class saw Bara Hani, Yousif Khalid and Mohammed Ala’a, all of Busaiteen, clinch podium spots.