(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Bahraini and Algerian athletes continued to dominate athletics competitions at the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs until February 12.
The athletics games were held at Al Thiqa Club for the Handicapped in Sharjah, and witnessed participation from 11 clubs in 11 Arab countries who competed in the following categories: 200m final, triple jump, 1500-metre run and hammer throw.
In the 200 m competitions, Hajer Saad Al Omairi from Bahrain's Busaiteen Club finished first in 25.31 seconds to win a gold medal, followed by Algerian Shema Wanis who clocked a 27.10-second finish, ended by a close third by Bahrain's Zainab Abdul Hussein who registered a time of 27.94 seconds.
Bahrain's Marta Hirbatoyota from Busaiteen Club won gold in the 1,500-metre run in 4.38:63, while Algeria's Abeer Faris claimed silver in 4.47:42, and Kuwait's Amal Yousef Al Roumi from Al Fatat club finished third in 4.58:99 to win bronze. In triple jump, Algeria's Kawthar Salma threw a splendid 11,80m to win gold, while Egyptian Asmaa Mohamed from Port Fuad Club came second (11,37m) to win silver, and Mariam Kazem from Kuwait's Al Fatat Club claimed bronze (10, 32m).
In hammer throw, Oman's Doha Al Sennawi from Al Khaboor Club won the gold, followed by Kuwaiti Mariam Al Enazi for silver, and Bahraini Amina Sultan Al Mubarak from Busaiteen Club who claimed the bronze.
Meanwhile, Egypt's Sporting Club cemented their spot at the top of the basketball table following their third win over Bahrain's Mawaheb Club with a comprehensive seven-point lead. The fifth round of the competition was a show of pure talent for the Egyptians who notched up a 96-89, continuing on their undisputed march to a place in the finals of the fourth edition of the event.
In another match, Sharjah Sports Club for Women clinched a massive 41-point win over Kuwait's Al Fatat Club with a score of 91-50, making their way to into the basketball finals.
The Sporting Club - who remain undefeated in the event - havea tally of six points in three wins, followed by four clubs who share five points. Due to this point gap, the Sharjah Club secured second place with a 97-point gap after the home club notched up 247 points compared to 150 points in their net.
With a 48-point gap, the Bahrainis came in the third place after they notched up 257 points compared to 209 points in their net. Jordan's Fuheis took fourth position with 220 points against 199 points, followed by Kuwait's Al Fatat Club with 269 points against 309 points, while Saudi Arabia's Jeddah United fell off the competition with only four points.
Bahrain missed a chance to defeat the Egyptians after they ended the first set with a score of 45-39. The Bahrainis won the first quarter with a 21-12 win over the Egyptians followed by a tie 24-24 in the second quarter. But the Egyptians lifted the game in the third and fourth quarters and won with score tallies of 24-19 and 33-22.
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