Manama, Feb. 4 (BNA) — Bahrain’s Al Shabab Club athletics team took six medals on the second day of the Second Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, being held in Sharjah. The nationals clinched two gold, two silver and two bronze on the first day of athletics at Al Thiqah Club track. Hajer Al Saidi gave Bahrain
Manama, Feb. 4 (BNA) — Bahrain’s Al Shabab Club athletics team took six medals on the second day of the Second Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, being held in Sharjah.
The nationals clinched two gold, two silver and two bronze on the first day of athletics at Al Thiqah Club track.
Hajer Al Saidi gave Bahrain its first gold medal of the tournament, having won the 100m event in 12.31 seconds. The silver went to her teammate Fatin Abdulnabi (12.92), while Palestine’s Doha Idris (13.16) rounded off the podium.
Maryam Al Ansari followed suit by coming on top in the long jump event from her first attempt, finishing ahead of another Bahraini Sabrine Yousef, who took the silver, and third-placer Nadia Skaria of Qatar.
Fatin Abdulnabi then produced another fine show to win the javelin throw bronze medal scoring 14.22 metres. Hanan Ebrashim of Sharjah Ladies Club came on top in 28.27, followed by club mate Marwa Al Jasmi (25.68)
Bahrain’s other bronze medal was won by Basma Mohammed, who could finish third in the shot put with her best attempt being 10.56 metres.
She came behind Sharjah Ladies Club athlete Maryam Al Saidi (11.68m) and Jordan’s Lina Qaddis (10.82), who clinched the competition’s gold and silver, respectively.
Other Bahraini teams seen in action on the second day of the tournament were table tennis, basketball and shooting.
In the table tennis tournament, Bahrain Club had a perfect start to their title quest, scoring double victories to lead this round robin event with four points.
Bahrain Club were first given full points against Algeria’s Al Riyadi Club, who failed to turn up for their opening match on day one.
In their second tie, the Bahrainis registered a hard-fought 3-2 victory over hosts Sharjah Club at the Higher College of Technology Gym in Sharjah.
Nadeen Al Khodar was the hero for Bahrain, winning her team’s deciding match against Sharjah’s Chinese professional.
Bahrain Club team members Kaltham Elyasi and Korean professional Mengo were also in good form to win their matches, which proved decisive.
Fatma Al Qassmi is the fourth member of the Bahrain Club team, being managed by head coach Boris Banicek.
They will play two ties today (Feb. 4), the first of which is against Yemen Ladies Club at 10am (Bahrain time), then face off with Kuwait Ladies Club at 5pm. Both ties will be taking place at the same venue.
Muharraq Club basketball team suffered double defeats in the basketball tournament, being held at the Sharjah Ladies Club Gym.
The Bahraini representatives first lost their opeing game 62-64 to Sharjah Ladies Club, then went 66-75 to Jordan’s Contractors Club in their second game yesterday.
Muharrq’s second defeat was influenced by the injury of their American professional Ashley, who twisted her ankle in the team’s second game. The Bahrainis will take a break today before playing their third game tomorrow against Qatar Ladies team.
In shooting, Bahrain’s Sameera Abdulla finished sixth overall in the air pistol event at the Sharjah Ladies Club shooting range.
Sameera’s best result in the competition was 111.7 points, while her teammate Hilala Saad could score 65.5 points to finish eighth overall.
Host country’s Wafa Al Ali of the UAE secured the gold medal with 197.3 points. She was followed by Omani Wada’a Al Blooshi (195.3), who took the silver, while Nasra Mahmood of Qatar (174.7) rounded off the podium.
Bahrain Shooting Club will be again in action today in the 10m air riffle event, which gets underway at 9.50am, with Sabika Mubarak, Sara Al Dossary, Aseel Abdulghaffar, Lulua Ashoor and Maryam Anbar to spearhead the team.
Meanwhile, Al Ahi Club volleyball team begin their campaign today against Kuwait Ladies Club at 12 noon at Sharjah Ladies Club Gym as per the draw held yesterday.
Al Ahli will then play Sharjah Ladies Club in their second match on Thursday, then take on Jordan’s Olympic Club the following day, while their fourth match is scheduled for Saturday against Yemen Ladies Club.
Al Ahli’s fifth match will be held on Sunday against Al Wasl of the UAE, while the concluding game for the Bahrainis is set for Monday against Oman’s Saham Club.