Visit IAAF special preview page
Nov 26 - Dec 8, 2019
Visit IAAF special preview page
Visit IAAF special preview page

Qatari athletes win two gold medals in Kuwait

Rania tops in hammer throw, Mona triumphs in discus for people with special needs on penultimate day of GCC Women’s Games.
Qatar’s Rania Al Naji celebrates on the podium with her gold medal. Photo: Qatar Women’s Sport Committee/ Twitter
Qatar’s Rania Al Naji celebrates on the podium with her gold medal. Photo: Qatar Women’s Sport Committee/ Twitter

Qatar’s track and field stars won two gold and three silver medals on the penultimate day of the GCC Women’s Games in Kuwait on Tuesday.

While Rania Al Naji clinched gold in the hammer throw, Mona Al Saadi won the discus throw for people with special needs.

Wg Rania 1
Rania Al Naji won the hammer throw gold at the GCC Women’s Games. Photo: Qatar Women’s Sport Committee/ Twitter
Wg Salma
Qatar’s Salma Dhahi celebrates on the podium with her team-mates after her silver-medal performance in discus throw. Photo: Qatar Women’s Sport Committee/ Twitter

Kenzi Al Alawi took silver in heptathlon as did her teammate Salma Dhahi in discus throw.

On the track, the 4x400M relay team comprising Al Alawi, Maryan Farid, Maryam Falhoom and Alaa Naddi secured the second spot.

Qatar Women’s Sport Committee President Lolwa Al Marri said she was pleased with the girls’ impressive show.

“Our teams and individual athletes displayed excellent competitive skills. The GCC Women’s Games saw strong participation and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from my girls. I congratulate everyone for their fine performances,” she said.

GCC women’s Games Organising Committee head Sheikha Naima Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah also praised Qatar’s athletes.

“They exhibited strong fighting spirit, but there was also a lot of respect for their opponents. That women from all GCC nations took part underlines the competition’s significance,” she said.