GCC Gymnastics Championships: Qatar win 10 medals on day two

 02 Sep 2016 - 0:00

GCC Gymnastics Championships:  Qatar win 10 medals on day two
(Centre) Abdulhameed Al Masaood, Chairman of the Federation of Saudi Arabia Gymnastics and Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi, President of Qatar Gymnastics Federation pose for a photograph with officials and age group team winners during the 13th GCC Gymnastic championship 2016 at the Al Khawla bint Al Azwar Indoor Hall yesterday Pictures by: Baher Amin/The Peninsula

DOHA: Qatar claimed three gold and as many silvers and four bronze medals in the under-14 age-group on the second day of the 12th GCC Gymnastics Championships at the Al Khawla bint Al Azwar Indoor Hall yesterday.
Tamim Al Kreib emerged as the star for the hosts, claiming gold in individual all-around, pommel horse, floor and silver in vault, parallel bars and high bars events.

Qatar’s Tamim Al Kreib in action during the pommel horse event at the Al Khawla bint Al Azwar Indoor Hall yesterday. Kreib won the individual all-around, pommel horse, floor and silver in vault, parallel bars and high bars events to become the star for the hosts yesterday. 


“I’m happy with my performance. It’ll motivate me do well in future tournaments. I thank the Qatar Gymnastics Federation for supporting and giving me a chance to compete in an international competition,” said Al Kreib.
Rakan Al Hareth came third in individual all-around, pommel horse and high bar.
The Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) is hopeful that tournaments like this one will give their gymnasts the confidence to do well at the international level.
“We’re trying our best to provide the gymnasts the exposure. The performance by our boys in the ongoing tournament is praiseworthy. We hope to push them further so that they gain valuable experience,” said QGF President Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi.  
However, Qatar (227.514pts) finished third behind Saudi Arabia (445.637) and Bahrain (286.046) in the team final.
Meanwhile, the Saudis also impressed after dominating the U-11 category on the opening day, winning the vault, parallel and high bar titles while Bahrain could manage only a silver in the team’s final.
The tournament concludes tomorrow.

The Peninsula