UncategorisedBahrain win five medals at GCC Beach Games

September 11, 20197

?Bahrain yesterday (Wednesday) took four more medals – one gold, two silver and one bronze at the Second GCC Beach Games, being held in Doha.
Bahrain’s medals were all won in sailing, as Dawood Abdulla gave Bahrain its first gold medal at the games after coming on top in the Laser Radial Class on the concluding day of the sailing event, taking the kingdom’s tally to six medals in total – one gold, two silver and three bronze.
The rising Bahraini sailor put on a spirited show to win the competition’s gold medal.  The remaining medals were taken by Laser Radial gold by Dawood Abdulla, Laser 4.7 silver by Saud Al Naar, while Abdulla Janahi and Ebrahim Al Dossary took the Laser Standard’s silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The concluding races were followed by the awarding ceremony, in which the top three participants in each class were honored by representatives of the organizing committee and the Bahrain delegation.
Bahrain’s achievement was lauded by Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, who conveyed the greetings of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the team.
The sailing team is due to return home today. Bahrain took two bronze medals in the beach handball and rafting doubles events earlier at the games.
Meanwhile, Bahrain beach football team went down 1-4 to the UAE to settle for fourth place after three defeats and a single win over Qatar. Hasan Majeed scored Bahrain’s lonely.
Thre beach  football tournament concludes today with deciding matches as recently-crowned Asian champions Oman take on the UAE, then Qatar face the UAE. The closing ceremony will follow.
In the 3×3 basketball championship, which got underway yesterday (Wednesday), Bahrain teams ‘A’ and ‘B’ had mixed fortunes.
Bahrain ‘B’ suffered three consecutive defeats to Oman ‘A’ (15-18), Kuwait ‘A’ (17-21) and UAE’ ‘A’ (5-13).
In Group ‘B’, Bahrain ‘A’ kick-started their campaign with a crucial victories over Qatar ‘B’ (21-19) and the UAE ‘(17-10). Kuwait ‘B’ is the other team in this four-nation group. The Bahrainis are being coached by Talal Mousa.
Bahrain sent some of its best athletes to compete in seven sporting events. They are beach football, beach volleyball, beach handball, 3×3 basketball, 5km swim in open water, rafting and sailing.
There are 300 athletes from all over the six GCC countries – Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain lined up for this week-long games, which features 13 events across seven sporting disciplines. The games are being held at Al Gharafa Stadium and Katara Cultural Village.


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