7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Sports News

Hijris bags gold in skeet shooting

SAMAH Hijris yesterday claimed the Skeet Shooting gold medal in the Women's Shooting Championship, part of the Bahrain Women's Games.

On the fourth and concluding day of the championship, four players competed at the shooting range in Al Raffa, Sakhir. Fatma Haider Mirza, Fatma Ali Nasser and Amina Jamal Abdullatif were the other three in this category where shooters use shotguns.

They attempted to break clay disks automatically flung into the air at high speed and from a variety of angles from two fixed stations.

It was Hijris who captured the trophy with 60 points. Behind her were Nasser (58 points), Mirza (48) and Abdullatif who came second, third and fourth, respectively.

A total of 13 shooters took part in this four-day event, which got underway on Monday when Maryam Al Ghrair overcame the challenge of five others to win the 10-metre pistol gold medal.

Sabeeka Mubarak then clinched the 10-metre rifle gold medal, finishing well ahead of bronze medalist and the only Bahraini shooter at the 2012 London Olympics Azza Al Qassmi.


Winners, runners-up and third-placed in all three competitions were honoured at a prize-distribution ceremony held later yesterday.

The closing ceremony was attended by Secretary General of the Bahrain Shooting Association Col. Dawood Al Manea as well as senior association members and other military representatives.

The Women's Games, meanwhile, will now take a five-day break and is scheduled to resume on Wednesday with the five-a-side futsal championship.

Eight teams are taking part in the championship, the penultimate event of the Games, at Khalifa Sports City Gym in Isa Town.

There are eight sporting disciplines in total at the first edition of the Bahrain Women's Games, taking place on the occasion of the Bahrain Women's Day celebration.

Other sporting competitions are volleyball, bowling, basketball, table tennis and athletics.

The Women's Games are being organised by Supreme Council for Women in co-operation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee.

The event is under the patronage of president of Supreme Council for Women, Her Royal Highness Princess and Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad.

The fifth edition of the Bahrain Women's Day 2012 will be held under the slogan: "Woman and Sport: Will ... Achievement ...Aspirations".

This year's slogan is in recognition of Bahraini women's achievements in national, regional and international sporting arenas.

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