Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman, West Asian Athletics Association president and Bahrain Athletics Association president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier and His Majesty’s representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa on the occasion of Bahrain national athletics team’s historic achievement in the third West Asian Championship in Jordan.
Bahrain athletes won 35 medals – 20 gold, 12 silver and 3 bronze – to be crowned as the overall champions.
Shaikh Khalid said that this achievement is a continuation of Bahrain athletes’ achievements in various international events thanks to the patronage and support of the King and Shaikh Nasser.
Shaikh Khalid praised the outstanding performance of the players in the championship and the efforts of the technical and administrative staff as well as Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) officials.
Shaikh Khalid added that this achievement will push BAA to provide more support to Bahraini athletes to help them continue their success, especially in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.
Meanwhile, the Bahrain team members returned to heroes’ welcome yesterday.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant secretary general and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) secretary general Abdulrahman Askar led high-ranking sports officials to welcome the team on their return from Amman.
The delegation was headed by Rashid Al Buainain and included Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) director Yousif Abdulqader and 36 athletes.
Askar congratulated the team on the outstanding achievement, which underlines the hard work of the association and its president Shaikh Khalid.
Al Buainain extended his gratitude to the BOC and Askar for supporting all sports federations, and asserted the BAA’s aspirations to achieve better results at the international level.