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Oman continue gold hunt in shooting

Oman continued their gold hunt in shooting in the third GCC Games in Kuwait City on Thursday.

Oman won two team gold in shooting to lift their gold medal tally to nine but was overtaken by Qatar who won a 10th gold to move into the third position.

Bahrain are leading the medals tally with 17 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze. Hosts Kuwait are second with 13 gold, 14 silver and 16 bronze.

Qatar are third with 10 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze.

Oman slipped to fourth with nine gold, four silver and eight bronze.

At the Sheikh Sabah Al Alhmad Shooting Complex, Oman beat UAE 17-13 to claim gold in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Teams final.

Oman team consisted of shooters Ismail al Abri, Sulaiman al Rahbi and Saif al Shekaili.

In the bronze medal match, Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain 16-10 to claim the third spot.

The second gold for the Sultanate of Oman also came from the shooting range in the Men's 50m Rifle Teams final.

Oman outsmarted Bahrain 17-7 in the gold medal match.

Dalham al Harrasi, Ali al Saeedi and Esam al Balushi lined up for Oman.

In the bronze medal match, Kuwait defeated Saudi Arabia 16-10 to clinch the bronze.


In the late action on Wednesday, Oman’s Hana al Touqi won the gold in the women’s hammer throw event with a throw of 49.36 metres at the Ahmed Al Rashdan Track and Field.

Qatar’s Rania al Naji took silver with a 47 metres throw and UAE’s

Wedad Robari claimed the bronze by clearing a distance of 40.63 metres.

In swimming, Oman’s Olympic swimmer claimed another medal by earning the bronze in the men's 800m freestyle at Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Aquarium Complex.

Kuwait’s Sauod al Shamroukh clinched the gold with a timing of 8 minutes 38.55 seconds and Qatar’s Kareem Salah claimed the silver on

9:00.46 and Issa finished third on 8:45.49.

In the men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay, Oman took the bronze with a timing of 3:36.15.

Kuwait won the gold with a timing of 3:31.02 and Qatar earned the silver by finishing in 3:35.07.

The Oman relay squad included Naif al Qasmi, Nidhal al Harrasi, Abdulrahman al Kulaibi and Issa al Adawi.

Oman’s Muhannad Awlad Thani reached the final of men's 100m backstroke but his finish time of 1:03.50 couldn’t fetch him any medal.

Ali al Essa of Saudi Arabia (59.79 seconds), Omar al Rowaila of Bahrain (59.94) and Yousef Abouelela (1:00.22) were the top three medallists respectively in the category.


Rank, Country, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Total

1. Bahrain 17 15 8 40

2. Kuwait 13 14 16 43

3. Qatar 10 10 8 28

4. Oman 9 4 8 21

5. Saudi Arabia 7 8 15 30

6. UAE 4 6 5 15

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