BAHRAIN struck gold last night on the second day of competition in this year’s Arab Athletics Championships in Cairo, winning 11 medals including six gold medals.
Taking their respective Arab titles were Salwa Eid Nasser in the women’s 400 metres, Noora Salem Jassim in the women’s discus throw, Hajar Saad Al Ameeri in the women’s 100m, Abbas Abubakar in the men’s 400m, John Koech in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, and Andrew Fisher in the men’s 100m.
Meanwhile, the nationals also came away with three silver and two bronze medals yesterday, bringing their overall tally to 13 so far in the meeting.
The three silver medals were claimed by Aminat Yousef Jamal in the women’s 100m hurdles, Iman Isa Jassim in the women’s 100m and Abdo Baraka in the men’s 100m.
Clinching the bronze medals were Marta Yota in the women’s 800m and Abraham Rotich in the men’s 1,500m.
The national team’s overall medal haul now features eight gold medals, three silver and two bronze. Winfred Yavi and Albert Rop had earlier won gold on the opening night of competition. Yavi won in the women’s 5,000m, while Rop triumphed in the men’s 10,000m.
Action continues today until the concluding day of the championship tomorrow. A number of Bahrain’s elite international athletes will once again be in action; they hope to capture even more medals in their respective disciplines.