Swimming

Al Obaidly wins another gold medal as Qatar swimmers shine in Kuwait

Qatar star Abdulaziz Al Obaidly bagged another gold medal yesterday as Al Annabi swimmers continued their fine show at the GCC Games underway in Kuwait.    

The national swimming team bagged four more medals for Team Qatar at the Games which also includes two silver and one bronze medal besides Al Obaidly’s gold. 

After the fourth day’s proceedings, Qatar raised their medals tally to 33 including 11 gold, 13 silver and nine bronze medals to stay third on the table. Bahrain continue to lead the table with 17 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze medals followed by hosts Kuwait, who have won 46 medals including 16 gold, 14 silver and 16 bronze medals.

Oman, who have won 22 medals including nine gold medals are fourth, while Saudi Arabia are fifth with 31 medals including seven gold medals. United Arab Emirates (UAE) are on the bottom with four gold, six silver and seven bronze medals.

Al Obaidly, who won men's 400m individual medley gold on Tuesday, stormed to victory in men's 200m individual medley final yesterday, clocking 2:08.83. Omer Abouelela, who finished behind Al Obaidly on Tuesday, secured a silver medal for Qatar again after finishing the race in 2:09.20. UAE’s Salem Ghalib took bronze with a time of 2:11.32. 

Meanwhile, Qatar’s Mohamed Mohamed also continued his medal-winning spree after notching up a silver medal in men's 100m breaststroke. He completed the race in 1:05.48 to finish behind home swimmer Rashed Al Tarmoom, who won gold with a time of 1:02.81. UAE’s Omar Mohammed claimed bronze medal after clocking 1:09.69.

Mohamed also claimed a bronze medal in men's 50m freestyle, which was won by Kuwait’s Waleed Abdulrazzaq with a time of 23.26. The Qatar swimmer clocked 23.83 as Saudi Arabia’s Yousif Bu Arish clinched silver in 23.62. 

Meanwhile, Qatar won their third silver medal of the day in men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay after finishing behind Kuwait (7:52.94) with a time of 8:01.41. Oman won bronze in the event with a time of 8:06.28. 

Today is the final day of swimming events while Qatar volleyball team will also open their campaign today with a match against Oman.

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