Bahrain’s Mahmoud wins shot put silver in Portugal indoor meet
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain’s elite athlete Abdelrahman Mahmoud claimed an impressive silver medal for the men’s shot put at the Meeting Moniz Pereira in Pombal, Portugal.
Mahmoud claimed his runner-up finish after registering a throw of 20.26 metres.
It was not far behind the gold medal-winning mark of 20.40m by Roman Kokoshko from Ukraine.
They were the only two participants to throw beyond 20m.
Jose Lorenzo Hernandez of Spain won the bronze with a throw of 16.55.
Mahmoud’s performance was his best for the year so far but it was not his personal best for the indoor shot put.
That mark is 21.10m, which he set in 2021 as both a Bahrain record and an Asian record.
Meanwhile, also in Pombal, Bahrain’s Noora Salem Jasim narrowly missed out on a podium in the women’s shot put.
She had a best mark of 13.89m.
Winning gold was Jessica Inchude of Portugal with a 17.81m throw.
Noora’s effort was her first competition of the year.
Her personal best for the indoor shot put is 17.45m, which she set in 2017 as a Bahrain record.
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