GCC Games: Qatar volleyball team claims second straight win in Kuwait

Qatar men’s volleyball team registered their second consecutive win at the third GCC Games when they blanked Saudi Arabia 3-0 in a Group A match at the SHK Saad Al Abdullah Multi Sports Complex in Kuwait, yesterday.

Qatar, who defeated Oman in straight games in their first match on Friday, dominated Saudi Arabia to record a 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 victory. In other Group A match, Bahrain blanked United Arab Emirates with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 score-line. 

Qatar men’s basketball team also claimed a victory yesterday, beating United Arab Emirates 72-61 in their Group A match. Bahrain also notched up a victory in the group after overcoming Saudi Arabia 63-51.   

Qatar swimmers receive warm welcome on return  

Meanwhile, Qatar swimming team yesterday received a rousing welcome on return from Kuwait after their sparkling performance at the GCC Games. The swimmers won a total of 18 medals for Team Qatar including 3 gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals.  

“We thank Allah for this outstanding performance at the GCC Games. We will try to improve and will show a better performance in the next edition of Games,” said Qatar Swimming Association President Khalil Al Jaber.          

Qatar are third on the table with an overall 39 medals including 12 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals. Kuwait are currently on top with 21 gold, 19 silver and 18 bronze medals followed by Bahrain, who have secured a total of 44 medals including 17 gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze medals.

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