Bahrain continues winning streak at Gulf Women’s Games

Bahraini athletes continue to wow at the GCC Women's Games. (Courtesy: GCC Women's Sport Games)

Bahrain, which hosts the Gulf Cooperation Council Women’s Games, took all three places on the podium at the bowling tournament event on Monday, the Bahrain News Agency reported.

Noora Sultan, a former Arab champion, came first with 1,221 points, ahead of teammate Yasmine Akeel who scored 1,066, closely followed by Fatma Janahi who scored 1,049.

Sixteen players from four GCC countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates - took part in the bowling.
Sunday saw javelin, discuss and shot-put competitions, with Bahrain gaining seven more medals in the disabled athletics category.

Bahraini athletes have so far shone at the Women’s Games. Latifa al-Shamri won gold in the javelin throw, with fellow teammate Zahra Abdulla in second place.

Bahraini Fatma Safar won the discus throw in the F35-54 disabled category, closely followed by Oman’s Shaikha bint Abdulla and Bahrain’s Iman Khalid.

Other gold-medal wins came from Bahrain’s Kaltham Jassim, Ola al-Dossary and Aisha Abdulla in the 57kg, 67kg and 74kg weightlifting, respectively.

Last Update: Monday, 11 March 2013 KSA 16:46 - GMT 13:46