Jakarta, Sept. 27. (BNA) – Maryam Yusuf Jamal has today won another medal for Bahrain on the third day of the athletics competition at the Islamic Solidarity Games, held in Palembang, Indonesia,
The former World Champion and winner of the bronze medal of the London Olympiad clinched the gold medal of the women’s 5,000 metres when she clinched the first place of the race with 16,15,76 m, while the silver and bronze medals were won by UAE and Azerbaijan.
This 10-day Islamic Solidarity Games, which concludes on October 1, is being held under the slogan “Unity and Harmony”.
There are 13 sports that will be competed. The sports are athletics, aquatics swimming, archery, badminton, basketball, football, karate, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, volleyball beach, weightlifting and wushu. Around 1,759 athletes and 624 officials will take part in the Games.
Participating nations are Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Indonesia, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, the UAE and Malaysia.
The first edition of the Games was held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia. The second event was cancelled after it had been originally scheduled to take place in Tehran in October 2009. Azerbaijan will host the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017.