UncategorisedSchools Mini Olympics winners honored

September 11, 20190

?Champions of the first edition of the 2014 Mini Olympics were honoured yesterday (April 29) at the closing ceremony held at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town.
The Mini Olympics, organised for the first time this year, was conducted by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
It featured four sporting events – athletics, volleyball, basketball and table tennis, as more than 700 students from different government schools from across the kingdom competed for glory.
In the boys athletics event, which took place at the National Stadium in Riffa, Othman Bin Affan School emerged overall winners with 44 points. They were followed by Arad School (37 points) in second place and Riffa (36) third.
Al Qairawan School emerged overall champions of the girls athletics championship with 33 points. Behind them were Al Hidd, with 29 points, in second place. The Arabian Gulf School came in third place with 25 points.
The boys basketball final saw Abdulrahman Al Nasser School beat Othman bin Affan 60-44 to win the competition’s gold medal, while Al Salmaniya edged Samaheej 60-55 to secure third place.
In the girls section, Um Kolthoum School bagged the title after beating Arad School in 31-27 the final. Isa Town won their third-place tie 16-34 against Zainab School.
Excitement was also present in the volleyball tournament, where Um Salama School defeated Qurtoba 2-0 at the Bahrain Volleyball Association gym in Isa Town, to finish on top. Zaynab rounded off the podium with a 2-0 win over Hamad Town in the third-place match.
The boys volleyball title went to Zallaq, who posted a well-earned 2-0 win over Al Hidd, while Tareq bin Ziyad School team defeated Awal School 2-1 to claimed third position.
In the table tennis events, held at the Bahrain Table Tennis Association premises in Riffa, Tareq bin Ziad School topped the competition beating Arad School in the final. Third place award went to Deraz School, while Samaheej came in fourth place.
The girls tournament was won by Um Salama, with Al Hidd, Qurtoba and Zanobia taking the next three places.
All the winning schools received their prizes yesterday from BOC acting general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, who deputized for Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Yesterday’s ceremony was also attended by other high-ranking BOC officials, in addition to Education Ministry’s Dr Shaikha Al Jeeb and other senior ministry officials.
Participating schools, sponsors contributors and other parties were also honoured on this occasion.

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