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Historic win for Kemi Adekoya

Historic win for Kemi Adekoya

Manama

Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Federation of West Asian Athletics and Bahrain Athletics Association President has hailed the success of Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya who clinched the women's 400 metres hurdles gold medal in a championship record and Bahraini national record time of 54.31 seconds at the 21st Asian Athletics Championships which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China.

Adekoya who won double golds in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea last year, beat off the challenge of Japan's Kira Manami (57.14) to a silver with the bronze going to China's Xiao Xia (57.69).
Bahrain over the five-day championship won three golds, three silvers and two bronze to finish fifth overall in the overall medal standings.
Shaikh Khalid congratulated Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee and the Kingdom's leadership on Bahrain's latest successes on the athletics track.
Shaikh Khalid hoped this success would be a springboard to further success in the World Athletics Championships this August in Beijing, China and next year's Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.

 Other Bahraini medallists: 

(Gold): El Hassan El Abbassi (men 10,000m), John Kibet Koech (men, 3,000m steeplechase). 

(Silver): Mohammed Tiouali (men, 1,500m), Albert Rop (men, 5000m), Eunice Chumba (women, 10,000m. 

(Bronze): Belal Mansoor Ali (men, 1,500m), Evans Rutto Chematot (men, 3,000m steeplechase). China won 41 medals (15 gold, 13 silver, 13 bronze) to top the medal tally, Qatar were second (7-2-1), India third and Japan fourth with both the latter claiming four golds each. 




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