UncategorisedGold joy for Bahrain

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain clinched four gold medals, one silver and two bronze at the 18th Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang.
On the second day of athletics, Rose Chelimo raced to victory in the women’s marathon on Sunday with a time of two hours 34 minutes and 51 seconds to give Bahrain its maiden gold medal of the games.
Keiko Nogami of Japan trailed in second place for the silver medal after clocking 2:36:27, while Kim Hye-song of North Korea was third with 2:37:20.
Chelimo led the pack since the starting line with both Nogami and Kim tightly trailing until the 35th kilometer, where they started to lose pace.
Chelimo became the first athlete representing Bahrain to win a gold medal in the World Championships marathon in 2017 in London by clocking 2:27:11.
The full marathon event kicked off at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Central Jakarta with a turning point near the National Archives in West Jakarta and ending at the stadium.
Late on, Bahrain added four more medals, also in athletics. Bahrain’s other gold medals were won by Salwa Eid (women’s 400m), Edidiong Odiong (women’s 100m) and Hasan Shani (men’s 10,000m),
Salwa raced to victory in the women’s 400m final, clocking 50.09 seconds, and Edidiong followed suit as she put in a spirited performance to win the women’s 100m in 11.30 seconds.
Shani rounded off Bahrain’s golden day after coming on top in the men’s 10,000, in which he timed 28 minutes and 35:54 seconds, finishing ahead of another Bahraini Abraham Cheroben (29:00.29), who took the silver.
Bahrain’s bronze medals were claimed by Ali Khamis (44.70 seconds) and Noora Jassim (17.11 metres) in the men’s 400m and women’s shot put events.
The result took Bahrain’s medal tally to nine medals in total, including 4 gold, three silver and two bronze.
In the women’s 400m race, Aminat Jamal (54.87) and Oluwakemi Adikoya (57.01) both qualified for the semi-finals after coming on top in their respective heats, while Hajer Al Amiri and Edidiong reached the women’s 100m final after they both came second in the heats scoring 11.43 and 11.38 seconds, respectively.
In sailing, Abdulla Janahi has completed seven races and is presently fifth overall with 55 points and 46 net points amidst 10 to 12km per hour wind speed. Janahi will sail over the next two days to determine his final placing in the laser standard category.
Meanwhile, the equestrian events commences today as Bahrain were placed in the second group with riders from 17 nations taking part. The three-day activities will determine the champions of the team and singles events. Bahrain will be presented by Khalid Al Khatry and Shaikh Hasan bin Rashid Al Khalifa.

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