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Bahrain Emerges as Leading Arab Contender at 19th Asian Games

Hangzhou, China – Bahrain has asserted its dominance among Arab nations participating in the 19th Asian Games, held in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8, securing a total of six medals, including three gold, one silver, and two bronze.

The national handball team secured a resounding 29-20 victory against Iran, propelling them into the semi-finals. Additionally, the basketball team achieved a significant triumph, clinching their first victory in the tournament with a 76-62 win against their Thai counterparts.

Bahrain’s prowess in athletics was evident in the women’s 400-metre race, where Oluwakemi Adekoya claimed the gold medal with an impressive time of 50.66 seconds. Following closely, Salwa Eid Naser secured the silver medal, completing the race in 50.92 seconds.

In a remarkable display of endurance, Birhanu Balew clinched the gold medal in the men’s 10,000-metre race, clocking in at 28:13.62 minutes, fiercely competing against Indian and Japanese runners.

Hajer Al Khaldi demonstrated exceptional speed in the women’s 100-metre race, earning third place with a time of 11.35 seconds. Likewise, Ahmed Abbas secured the third position in the men’s 400-metre race, adding another bronze medal to Bahrain’s tally.

On the inaugural day of athletics competitions at the 19th Asian Games, long-distance runner Violah Jepchumba made Bahrain proud by clinching the gold medal in the women’s 10,000 metres final.

With these outstanding achievements, Bahrain has not only demonstrated its athletic prowess on the international stage but has also showcased the dedication and skill of its talented athletes. The nation celebrates their remarkable successes at the 19th Asian Games.

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