The British School was crowned champions of the primary girls football championship, part of the ongoing Fifth School Mini Olympics.
The Mini Olympics is brought up for the fifth successive year by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, with over 3,500 students from 58 government and private schools competing in a record 20 sports this year.
An all-round solid performance saw the British School team overcome all their opponents in this single round robin competition to secure the competition’s gold.
The school team recorded resounding victories over Hawar School (7-0), Al Naseem (5-1), Indian School (5-0) and Al Hekma (5-0) to finish the tournament with an 100 per cent win record.
These results gave the British School the full mark with 12 points. Al Hekma School (9 points) were second, followed by Al Naseem (4) who took the bronze. The Indian School and Hawar were the other teams in the fray.
Bahrain Football Association’s women’s committee chairwoman Shaikha Hessa bint Khalid Al Khalifa, along with BOC general secretary office director Mai Al Binkhalil, technical committee head Lounes Madene and technical committee deputy head Fadi Humaidan, awarded the top three teams after the event.
The British School also had a remarkable day at swimming, taking 14 medals in total (1 gold, 7 silver, 6 bronze) at the Bahrain Swimming Association pool in Isa Town.
In the intermediate stage, Nasser Al Quti of Ibn Khuldoon School was outstanding, taking home three gold medals in the 25m breaststroke (19.67 seconds), 25m backstroke (18.51) and 50m freestyle (32.91).
Other races saw Fares Saleh of St. Christopher’s School claim the 25m freestyle gold (14.90 seconds), the 25m butterfly race was won by Salman Habib (16.09) of Al Manar, while the British School took the 4x25m freestyle gold in 1 minute and 11.72 seconds.
In the intermediate stage, Ali Al Alawi of Sacred Heart School was dominant after winning three gold medals in the 25m freestyle (12.41), 50m freestyle (26.95), 25m butterfly (13.25).
The remaining races saw Sean Dean of New Millennium, (15.50) grabs the 25m backstroke gold, Rushton Diqby (16.33) of St. Christopher’s School topped the 25m breaststroke race, while St Christopher’s School raced to victory in the 4x25m race in 53.55 seconds.