UncategorisedCurtain comes down on Women GCC Games

September 11, 20195

?A colorful and joyful closing ceremony brought the Fifth GCC Women’s Games to a close in Doha last night (Friday).
The successful Games closed 11 days of inspirational athletic performances in spectacular fashion at Aspire Dome with music and dances
More than 890 athletes and technical teams four countries – Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and host country Qatar competed in 10 different games in this year’s regional women’s sporting fiesta.
Bahrain’s delegation, who were crowned overall champions in the last two editions of the games in Manama (2013) and Muscat (2015), had to settle for second place this time with 42 medals in total (14 gold, 18 silver, 10 bronze).
Host nation Qatar, who dominated much of the games, secured the basketball title on the concluding day of the games with an easy 53-39 win over the UAE, who took the competition’s bronze.
The Qataris topped the medal table with a whooping 60 medals (21 gold, 20 silver, 19 bronze). The UAE were third overall totaling 32 medals (12, 8, 12), while Oman finished last with 36 medals (10, 9, 17).
Last night’s closing ceremony was held under the patronage organizing committee chairman Thani Al Kuwari, who honored the top three teams of the games.
It was also witnessed by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Deputy General Secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member, Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman and delegation head Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, GCC Women’s Organising Committee chairwoman Shaikha Naima Al Ahmed Al Sabah and other high-ranking GCC women’s sport officials.
During the final day of the games, it was confirmed that Kuwait will host the next edition of the games in 2019.
kingdom of Bahrain sent eight teams to the fifth edition games this year, namely basketball, handball, volleyball, bowling, table tennis, taekwondo, fencing and shooting, most of whom have already come home after their respective competitions.
Final Standings:
 Gold Silver Bronze Total
Qatar 21 20 19 60
Bahrain 14 18 10 42
UAE 12 8 12 32
Oman 10 9 17 36


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