Rich haul for Qatar’s Samia

December 18, 2013 - 12:45:27 pm

Qatar Rhythmic Gymnastics team coach Adrienne Tettamanti (third right) poses for a picture along with other members of Qatar team taking part in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Arab Championship for women at the Tunisian School in Doha yesterday. Others seen in the picture are team physio, Elma Bujapabiya (left),  Samia (right), Sari Samir Mohammad (second right), Ashrakat Al Haj (third left) and Hind Wafy. RIGHT: Qatar’s Samia Hassan Hussain in action. Samia has won three medals in the three-day championship which will end today.  


Doha:  Samia Hassan Hussain stole the limelight as hosts Qatar clinched a bronze and a silver medal on the second day Rhythmic Gymnastics Arab Championship for women at the Tunisian School in Doha yesterday.

The local girl, who gave the hosts a flying start by winning a bronze medal on the first day of the championship on Monday in the All-Round final, continued with an impressive show by clinching a silver medal in the Apparatus Ball event and then followed it up by claiming a bronze in the Apparatus Hoop.

In the Apparatus Ball, Maisa Ghazouani of Tunisia walked away with the gold medal while Samia of Qatar and Sofia Moussaoui of Morocco had to settle for the silver medal.

In the Apparatus Hoop, Ghazouani topped the event to pick the third gold medal in the championship. The Tunisian, winner in the Apparatus Ball, had won the All-Round event on Monday.

Moroccan Moussaoui had to settle for the silver, the third one for her in the championship.

Qatar now has one silver and one bronze going into the final day. 

Tunisia leads the medals tally with three gold medals closely followed by Morocco with three silver medals while Qatar is third. 

Four countries Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and hosts Qatar are taking part in the championship.

Meanwhile in the junior category yesterday, Tunisia and Morocco won one gold medal each.

Amina Chitiba won gold in the Apparatus Hoop for Tunisia, while Basma Ouatay of Morocco topped in the Apparatus Ball event.

In the Apparatus Hoop, Ouatay came second and Alissa Sadek of Lebanon won the bronze medal.

Tunisian duo of Meniar Jerbi and Chitiba finished second and third respectively in the Apparatus Ball.

On Monday, Outay won the All-Round event, while Chitiba had to contend with the silver medal. Amani Elkafi of Tunisia took the bronze

The championship will end today and action begins at 12.30pm.

The Peninsula

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