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Qatar bag three more gold medals

Qatar’s track and field athletes and swimmers excelled on the second day of the third GCC Games in Kuwait notching up three more gold medals, yesterday.

Qatar had won three gold medals on the opening day on Monday as well.

On the second day of the Games, Team Qatar also added five silver and three bronze medals to jump to third in the medals table with six gold, as many silver, and three bronze medals. 

Bahrain currently tops the list with 23 medals including 11 golds followed by hosts Kuwait, who have won 24 medals including six golds and nine silver medals.

Qatar’s middle-distance runner Abdul Rahman Hassan clinched gold in the men’s 800m race that saw his team-mate Musab Abdul Rahman securing a silver medal. While  Hassan clocked 1:49.73secs, Musab finished in 1:49.83secs. The bronze went to Kuwait’s Ebrahim Al Zofairi (1:49.91).

Qatar’s Ashraf Osman celebrates after his win in 400m hurdles.

Qatar’s Ashraf Osman won the men’s s 400m hurdles winning the gold in 50.27secs, while in the men’s discus throw Qatar’s Moaaz Ibrahim claimed silver medal (58.87m).

Qatar’s female athletes also continued their impressive performance, winning two bronze medals through Saadoun Saja (women’s 400m hurdles) and Samar Al Mansouri (women’s triple jump). Al Mansouri had won the pole vault gold on the opening day. 

Meanwhile, Al Annabi’s swimming team also reflected in fine form with star Abdulaziz Al Obaidly and Omer Abouelela claiming a one-two for Qatar in the men’s 400m individual medley final. Al Obaidly clinched gold medal with a time of 4:34.31secs.   

Kareem Salah brought silver for Qatar in the men’s 1500m freestyle while Tameem Elhamayda claimed bronze in men’s 200m butterfly final. 

Qatar also won a silver in men’s 4 x100m medley relay (3:53.64secs), finishing behind the home side (3:48.66). The team from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claimed bronze (4:03.51).

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