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Shaikha Naima Al-Sabah receives the GCC Women Organising Committee flag from Thani Al Kuwari.
GCC Women’s Games close in Doha; Kuwait next in 2019


20 Mar 2017
Doha, Qatar, March 17, 2017: A colorful and joyful closing ceremony brought the 5th GCC Women’s Games to a close in Doha on Friday night at Aspire Dome. More than 890 athletes and technical teams from four countries – Bahrain, UAE, Oman and host country Qatar - competed in 10 different games in this year’s regional women’s sporting fiesta.

Bahrain’s delegation, who were crowned overall champions in the last two editions of the games in Manama (2013) and Muscat (2015), had to settle for second place this time with 42 medals in total (14 gold, 18 silver, 10 bronze).

The Qataris topped the medal table with 60 medals (21 gold, 20 silver, 19 bronze). The UAE were third overall totaling 32 medals (12, 8, 12), while Oman finished fourth with 36 medals (10, 9, 17).

Kuwait will host the next edition in 2019.

Final Standings:

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Qatar 21 20 19 60
Bahrain 14 18 10 42
UAE 12 8 12 32
Oman 10 9 17 36
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