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Bahrain women impress in Doha

Sport | 2017/03/16 at 9:00 AM | 81 Views

BAHRAIN yesterday achieved another remarkable feat at the Fifth GCC Women’s Games being held in Doha.

The nationals put in a spirited performance to win the table tennis team silver medal and the bowling team bronze.

With three days remaining, Bahrain now have 19 medals – six gold, eight silver and five bronze.

On the third day of the bowling competition, staged at Qatar Bowling Centre, singles event gold medalist Noora Sultan led a four-member team to third place with 3,664 points.

Oman topped the standings with 4,230 points to secure the gold medal while the UAE team managed 3,810 to finish second.

Noora Sultan and Layla Janahi also managed high individual scores and qualified for the Masters event, scheduled for today on the concluding day of bowling events.

Bahrain Bowling Association president Abdulla Al Dossary and other high-ranking officials congratulated the team right after the finals.

Elsewhere, Bahrain maintained their solid form in table tennis as Kaltham Elyasi and Maryam Al A’ali reached the final of the team competition before losing out to Qatari Aya Mahdi and Maha Framzi 1-3.


In the singles, Kaltham Elyasi, Maryam Al A’ali, Maryam Al Balooshi and Amal Al Nuaimi made it to the finals, scheduled for today.

The table tennis championship concludes today with the singles final, to be followed by a prize-presentation ceremony.

In basketball, Bahrain will be looking to regain their winning ways today when they take on the UAE in the second-leg’s first game in this three-team round robin battle.

A win for Bahrain today will the nationals’ gold medal hopes alive.

Bahrain’s handball, volleyball, taekwondo, fencing and shooting teams have already returned home after some impressive performances at the Games.



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