His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received at Al Sakhir Palace Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman, Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) Chief and honorary president of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Association Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Khalid introduced to HM the King the chairman and members of the organising committee and winners of the Bahraini Strongest Man Championship, whose proceeds will go towards supporting cancer patients.
In a statement on this occasion, Shaikh Khalid paid tribute to HM the King for receiving members of the organising committee and winners of the tournament.
HM the King congratulated Shaikh Khalid on ranking first in the light category of the tournament, hailing his honorable victory which adds to his track record.
He lauded Shaikh Khalid’s drive to diversify sports, encourage young Bahrainis to take part and invest in their potential.
Shaikh Khalid presented to HM King Hamad a commemorative artwork depicting the Bahraini Strongest Man Championship.
HM the King also commended HM the King’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, SCYS Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for supporting all sports in Bahrain.
HM the King also congratulated East Riffa Club Chairman Captain Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, winner of welter category, and Emad Hussein Al Gaffas, winner of the heavyweight category.
He commended the efforts of the organising committee to ensure the development and success of the championship.
Likewise, he commended strong-willed Bahraini youth for their determination to rank first, win championships and honour their country.