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Bahrain leads with 14 medals, Egypt as runner-up at AWST 2024 athletics end

SHARJAH: In a spectacular close to the athletics competitions at the ongoing 7th edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), the Bahraini contingent significantly bolstered its medal tally, reaching an impressive 14 medals on the final day of competitions, with a haul of four gold and one silver, on Saturday. Egypt also made notable strides, securing one gold and two bronze, concluding their participation with nine medals and securing the runner-up position in the overall standings. The final day of the Games was marked by the crowning of champions in a ceremony attended by Sheikha Hayat Bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, President of the Equal Opportunities Committee at the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees; Dr. Habib Al Raban, Chairman of the Arab and Saudi Athletics Federations; Hanan Al Mahmoud, Vice Chairman of the Higher Steering Committee of AWST; along with Syrian world champion Ghada Shouaa. Other countries also made their mark on the final day, with Lebanon winning a gold medal; Iraq taki ng home two silvers and a bronze; the UAE, Oman, and Syria each adding a silver and a bronze to their tallies; and Kuwait and Jordan each securing a bronze medal. Egypt's Sherine Hussein soared to victory in the javelin throw, securing the gold medal with an impressive distance of 43.25 metres. Omani Heba Al-Asima claimed the silver medal with a throw of 39.40 metres. Meanwhile, representing Syria, Liana Mustafa bagged the bronze with a throw measuring 34.81 metres. In the demanding 5000m race, Bontio Edaw Rebito from Bahrain demonstrated outstanding endurance to clinch the gold medal with a time of 16:50.17. Diana Kareem Lami, representing Iraq, showed remarkable stamina to secure the silver medal with a time of 19:08.44. Meanwhile, Haya Ahmed Al-Rifai of Kuwait took home the bronze medal with a time of 19:29.12. Aminat Jamal of Bahrain surged ahead to win the gold medal in the 400m hurdles with a swift time of 58.74 seconds. UAE's Mahrah Abdulrahim showcased agility to secure the silver medal with a time of 1:05.60, while Rahma Mukhtar from Egypt demonstrated tenacity to earn the bronze medal with a time of 1:06.01. Lebanese Maysa Mouawad blazed to victory in the 200m sprint, securing the gold medal with a speedy 24.72 seconds. Adiduwing Oding from Bahrain showed determination to clinch the silver medal in 24.91 seconds, while Egypt's Shatha Abdelghaffar Atta bagged the bronze medal in 25.44 seconds. Marta Yuta from Bahrain showcased exceptional endurance to claim the gold medal in the 1500m race in 4:29.91 minutes. Tajist Mekonnen, representing Bahrain, displayed a strong performance to secure the silver medal with a time of 4:30.81. Narges Sawaed from Iraq earned the bronze medal, crossing the finish line in 4:50.34. Team Bahrain demonstrated exceptional teamwork and speed to secure the gold medal in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:54.44. Iraqi runners showed determination to secure the silver medal with a time of 4:09.43, while Team Jordan clinched the bronze medal with 4:21.63. Source: Emirates New s Agency

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