Bahrain had another golden day yesterday (Wednesday) at the fourth edition of
the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), being held in Sharjah.
The nationals, represented by Busaiteen Club, showed outstanding performance
on the inaugural day of athletics event and captured six medals in total, including
three gold, one silver and two bronze amidst stiff competition from other athletes
from around the Arab region.
Last night’s outcome boosted Bahrain’s medal tally to 19 medals in total, including
seven gold, six silver and six bronze, thus topping the overall standings after the
Hajer Al Amiri opened Bahrain’s account, taking home the 100m gold in 12.25
seconds, beating Omani Mazoon Al Alawiya (12.54) and compatriot Zainab
Abdulhussain (13.30), who came second and third, respectively.
The relay team followed suit, crossing the 4x100m finish line first in 50.89 seconds.
Algeria (51.04) took the silver and Oman (52.47) the bronze.
Busaiteen’s Marta Herbato added Bahrain a third gold medal of the day in the
800m final, in which she came on top in 2 minutes and 9.84 seconds. Behind her
was Algeria’s Nabeela Al Sifi (2:16.00) and Kuwaiti Amal Al Rumi (2:20.02).
Fatuma Juaro (17:53.79) won the 5,000m silver for Busaiteen, finishing behind
Algeria’s Ameer Fares (17:50.63), while Kuwait’s Lulua Askar (20:1273) was third.
In the 400m, Busaiteen secured podium after Josephine came third in 1:03.13, with
Algeria’s Shaima Wanis (59.09) and compatriot (Sabrine Hussain (1:01:13) sealing a
Early on, the Youth and Sports Ministry’s basketball team extended their winning
run in the competition and registered their third successive win, beating Kuwait
Girls Club 76-66 in one of the most challenging matches for the Bahraini team.
Coached by former international basketball player Fadel Milad, the Bahrainis took
firm control on most of the quarters for a well-earned victory. They now have six
points from three matches and are the present leaders.
The team was congratulated by Bahrain chef de mission Shaikha Hayat bint
Abdulaziz Al Khalifa and Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa after the match.
Bahrain Table Tennis Club clinched their maiden win yesterday, beating Jeddah
Club of Saudi Arabia 3-0. The Nationals lost their opener 1-3 to Kuwait Girls Club,
followed by followed by a 2-3 defeat to Mu’ta Club of Jordan. Bahrain play Sharjah
Club in their fourth match today.
Meanwhile, the shooting events conclude today with the 25m air pistol
competition as Bahrain looks to end their participation on a high note.
In volleyball, Muharraq Club play their third and crucial match today against
Morocco at Sharjah Ladies Club hall. The Bahrainis must win this match, should
they keep their title hopes alive.