LEBANON: BEIRUT: ATHLETICS: 8TH PAN ARAB GAMES: RESULTS
Date: 17/07/1997 04:00 AM
Beirut, Lebanon, July 16, 1997
1. 00:00 Men's 200 metres race won by Qatar's Ibrahim Saeed
2. 00:35 Cutaway crowd
3. 00:39 Start of men's 1500m
4. 00:47 end of men's 1500m won by Morocco's Izedine Sidiqi
5. 01:05 W/S of the stadium
6. 01:09 Start of men's 5000m
7. 01:15 End of men's 5000m won by Ahmed Ibrahim Warasmeh of Qatar - he beats ground in delight at end
8. 01:38 Billboard for 4x100 relay men final
9. 01:41 Start of men's 4x100 relay final
10. 01:53 End of men's 4x100 relay final won by Oman team (Ahmed Hodayeb, Jihad Abdallah al-Shiekh, Hamud Abdallah Dulaymee and Mohamed Saeed Askaree)
11. 02:07 Result of 4x100 men's relay on billboard
12. 02:10 Start of 4x400 men's relay
13. 02:18 End of 4x400 men's relay won by Algeria
The Arab Games have continued in Beirut.
Despite the absence of supporters in the stadium, there were some strong performances in some of the top men's races.
The final of the men's 200 metres resulted in victory for Qatar's Ibrahim Saeed.
The judges couldn't separate Mohammed al-Houti of Oman and Mahmoud Abdullah alDalhami in second. They ended up sharing the silver medal.
Morocco are neck and neck with Algeria and Egypt at the top of the medals table.
And they head for another gold in the final of the men's 1500 metres.
Izedine Sidiqi came in first in a time of three minutes 36.95, followed by Mohammed Ahmed Suleiman of Qatar for the silver with Sudan's Mohammed Yacoub in the bronze medal position.
There was a large field for the final of the men's 5,000 metres.
And at the finish it was another athlete from Qatar who came through to take the gold.
Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama finished in 13 minutes 35.73, more than five seconds clear of silver medallist Alayan al-Kahtani of Saudi Arabia.
Morocco's Saeed Briwi was third.
Warsama was overjoyed with his victory, thumping the ground in delight after hitting the tape.
The it was on to the relays and a strong field for the men's 4x100 metres.
In the end victory for the Omani team of Ahmed Hodayeb, Jihad Abdallah al-Shiekh, Hamud Abdallah Dulaymee and Mohamed Saeed Askaree, with Kuwait second and Saudi Arabia third.
Algeria finished sixth in that event.
But their team went all the way in the next race with victory in the 4x400 metres relay - and delight all round at the end.