BAHRAIN SPORT Email: [email protected] Gulf Daily News Sunday, 16th November 2014 29 Bahrain gear Saudi Wanderers up for crucial claim hockey title Saudi clash QATAR Wanderers beat Saudi Arabia ‘B’ 2-0 to claim the title in the Indian Club Centenary Lulu International Exchange Six-A-Side Hockey Tournament. Rohit and Savio scored the goals for the champions. The guests of honour at the final were former Indian hockey captain and coach Joaquim Carvalho and his wife Vandana Rao, the former Indian double Olympian. Country manager of Lulu International Exchange, the main sponsors of the tournament, Sudhesh Kumar, was also present. Individuals award winners - Best goalkeeper: Kani from Kuwait Hockey ‘A’. Player-of-the-tournament: Ali of Saudi Arabia ‘B’. Man-of-thefinal: Rohit of Qatar Wanderers. Handball squad in winning start n The winners with guests of honour Carvalho and Rao BAHRAIN take on hosts and favourites Saudi Arabia today in the Gulf Cup in Riyadh. This Group ‘A’ match kicks off at 8.15pm. Qatar clash with Yemen at 5.45pm. This is the second game for all four sides and all four in this group have one point each. Saudi Arabia drew with Qatar 1-1 while Bahrain were held goalless by Yemen in the first round. Tough Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have met each other 32 times in the Gulf Cup with the later winning 17 and the former six while the remaining nine have ended in draws. Bahrain are coached by Iraqi tactician Adnan Hamad, who is expected to field the team of Sayed Mohammed Jaffer (goalkeeper), Mohammed Daej, Mohammed Hussain, Abdulla Al Hazza, Rashid Al Hooti (defenders), Abdulwahab Ali, Hussain Baba, Sami Al Hussaini, Sayed Deya Saeed, Abdulwahab Al Malood (midfielders) and Ismael Abdullatif (forward). Meanwhile, Bahrain coach Hamad said at the pre-match Press conference that the match against Saudi Arabia would be tough, particularly when it is being played in Riyadh. n Fuad, left, and Yaqoob n 2 bodybuilders n Action from the Bahrain vs Kuwait handball match. Centre, Qais in action during the triathlon. Right, Bahraini sailors in action during a training session BAHRAIN handball team made a perfect start in their title bid in the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket yesterday. The nationals defeated bitter rivals Kuwait 30-20 in the opening clash to top the five-team Group ‘B’, which also includes Pakistan, India, Thailand and Bangladesh. The game was a well-contested affair but Bahrain proved better in both halves, going ahead 15-10 in the first-half and continuing to dominate in the second. Mahmood Mahdi top scored for Bahrain with nine goals from 11 attempts. He was well assisted by Jaffar Mohammed (4 goals), Bilal Askani, Abdulla Salman and Sayed Shehab Ahmed (1 each). Bahrain are coached by Khalid Al Hiddi and the other players in the team are Fahad Mohammed, Hussain Al Qaidoom, Mohammed Fardan, Jaffar Hassan, Mohammed Ahmed and goalkeepers Jaffar Mohammed and Hussain Al Qaidoom. Bahrain will next play hosts Thailand today at 11am (Bahrain time), the team they lost 0-2 in a friendly ahead of the Games. Apart from handball, Bahrain teams are competing in football, handball, volleyball, athletics, sailing, swimming, triathlon and weightlifting at these Games. Bahrain football team continued training yesterday ahead of their opening game tomorrow against Uzbekistan in their three-nation Group ‘D’. Ghazwan triumphs SAMI Ghazwan won the Grand Prix title yesterday in the Season Opening Championship of the new showjumping season. The event was sponsored by Sports One and held under the patronage of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) president Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa. Head of Showjumping Committee Shaikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa presented the prizes to the winners. Ghazwan won the Grand Prix on Abudlla clocking 38.70 seconds. Ali Al Taho on Lavino was second and Muslim Ali third Bahrain are coached by Joao Almeida of Portugal and the squad consists of Ayoob Naseeb, Ebrahim Hassan, Mohammed Ashoor, Thani Al Dossary, Jassim Al Dossary, Isa Al Dossary, Abdulla Abdullatif, Mohammed Al Ghawi and goalkeepers Salah Salman and Saleh Al Dossary. Meanwhile, Mohammed Al Qais set a personal record in triathlon yesterday by clocking 59 minutes and 18 seconds in finishing eighth. The event consisted of a five-km run, followed by 20-km cycling and ending with a 2.5km swim. Bahrain’s five-member sailing team began their training yesterday under Tunisian coach Kasim Ben Jumia ahead of the first day of sailing today, starting at 10am Bahrain time. The Bahrainis are taking part in three classes - Abdulla Janahi and Ebrahim Duaij in Laser Standard, Mehanna Al Dossary and Mustafa Janahi in Hobi Cat and Khalid Shuwaiter in Optimist. The volleyball championship draw ceremony took place yesterday and Bahrain ‘A’ are placed in Group ‘A’ with Japan ‘A’, Thailand ‘A’ and Iran ‘A’ while Bahrain ‘B’ are in Group ‘D’, with Qatar ‘B’, Iran ‘B’, Turkmenistan ‘B’ and Maldives ‘A’. Bahrain teams will be seen in action today. The winners of each group book direct berths into the next round while the runners-up from each group will face third-placed teams. on Al Jazira Pascal with four faults. Abbas Al Ghuraifi was fourth on Champagne, also with four faults. Meanwhile, Hussain Mohammed Dadallah won the level one competition in the junior category on Morheb clocking 29.85s. BAHRAIN bodybuilding champions Raed Fuad and Arafat Yaqoob qualified for today’s final of the 68th IFBB World Championship in Brazil/ Both passed the weigh-in and completed official registrations which took the whole of Thursday evening. More than 200 bodybuilders from over 50 countries completed registrations. Fuad will compete in the over 100kg category while Yagoob is in the 75kg section. n UAE team arrives THE UAE team yesterday became the first to arrive for the GCC Under-12 and Under-16 Tennis Championship to be held from tomorrow to Friday at the Bahrain Tennis Federation courts in Isa Town . The event is sponsored by ‘Peak’. The delegation is headed by Adel Mohammed and consists of coach Hisham Al Baramli. Mansoor Al Zarooni, Mohammed Omar, Yousif Bader, Abdulla Al Marzoogi and Abdulla Al Balooki will take part in the under-12 section while Fares Al Janahi, Fahad Al Janahi and Abdulla Ahli in the under-16 category. The rest of the teams are expected to arrive today. n Arabco win Advanced Ahmed Isa on Al Jazira Mobli was second while Aimee Keen on Rio third. In the juniors category level two, Kate Addison on The Chief finished first in 27.25s. Luna Dreyer on Calypso was second with four faults and Kate Addison on West Wind third with eight faults. in world final n Some of the winners with guests In the advanced category level one, Muslim Ali on Emiley finished on top in 38.21s. Jane Bowden Clarke on Tayar was second and Ahmed Al Alawi on Tyson Two third. In the advanced category level two, Ali Isa on Coolen was first in 22.81s. Tawfiq Al Qattan on Ted second and Ali Abdulrasool on House Pride Thunderbolt third. ARABCO and Ruby LeadersKCA won the latest matches in the KCA-Zayani Motors International Volleyball Tournament 2014, powered by Lulu and UAE Exchange. Arabco beat Al Mashriq Manpower and Ruby Leaders got the better of Khobar Brothers. Eight teams are taking part in this two-week tournament at the Kerala Catholic Association in Segaiya with the final set for Friday.
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