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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Oman volleyball, padel teams win

Oman women's padel team and volleyball teams posted victories to keep hopes for a medal at the third GCC Games in Kuwait city late on Wednesday.


On Friday, Oman volleyball team will conclude its competitions with a match against Saudi Arabia at Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Sabah Hall.


In other matches, the UAE take on leaders Qatar and Kuwait will meet second-placed Bahrain.


Oman kept hopes of a medal after beating the UAE 3-1 in the fourth round with scores 29-27, 19-25, 25-20 and 25/18. Qatari blanked Kuwait 3-0 and Saudi Arabia prevailed over UAE by the same sets.


Overall, Qatar lead the table with 12 points, Bahrain are second with 9 points and Kuwait are third with 7 points. Oman are fourth with 5 points, Saudi Arabia are fifth with 3 points and in the last place is the UAE team without any points.


OMAN START WITH WIN


Oman women's padel team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the first meeting in the competition that was held on Kuwait Padel Complex on Thursday. On Friday competitions, Oman team will meet UAE.


The padel women’s team consists of a technical staff, Mazin bin Saif al Shaqsi and coach Khalid bin Talib al Nabhani, while the players include Fatima bint Talib al Nabhaniyah, Azza bint Ali al Hinaiyah, Sarah bint Abdulmajeed al Balushiyah, Maryam bint Abdulmajeed al Balushiyah, Ithar bint Talib al Balushiyah, Maliha bint Saleh al Owaidiyah and Farah bint Rashad al Zubair and Jood bint Issa Lashko.


KUWAIT LEAD MEDALS


Kuwait continued to lead the third GCC Games with 71 medals -- 25 gold, 21 silver and 25 bronze. Bahrain are second with 55 medals -- 20 gold, 20 silver and 15 bronze. The UAE are in third spot with 39 medals -- 16 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze.


Qatar fell to fourth place with 42 medals -- 12 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze. Oman are fifth with 27 medals -- 11 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze. Saudi Arabia remained in sixth and last place with 45 medals: 10 gold, 14 silver and 21 bronze.


UAE TAKE BASKETBALL GOLD


On Wednesday, the UAE won the basketball gold after edging out hosts Kuwait 76-73 in the final. Saudi Arabia won the bronze after defeating Bahrain 65-57.


In handball, Bahrain beat Kuwait 30-29 and Qatar defeated Saudi Arabia 33-20 in the first round matches on Wednesday.


On Thursday competition, Kuwait won three bronze medals in different weights in judo.


In under 100 kg, UAE's Aram Rogen won the gold, Saudi's Nayef Ammar won the silver and Hamad al Rashed won the bronze.


In under 90 kg, UAE's Nozari Shugaili won the gold, Qatar's Khalil Rabhi won the silver and Kuwait's Yousef Dashti took the bronze.


In under 81 kg, Bahrain's Askerby Gerbekov claimed the gold, Saudi's Mohammed al Harbi took the silver and Kuwait's Mohammed Zaid got the bronze.


In women's futsal, Bahrain beat Kuwait 2-1 to clinch the gold. Bahrain's goal were scored by Sheikha al Anoud al Khalifa and Hessa al Essa, while Nihal al Sugaibi found the target for Kuwait.


GCC GAMES MEDALS TALLY


Rank, Country, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Total


1. Kuwait 26 21 25 72


2. Bahrain 20 20 15 55


3. UAE 16 13 10 39


4. Qatar 12 18 13 43


5. Oman 11 5 11 27


6. Saudi Arabia 10 15 23 48


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