HIS Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday received First Deputy Chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports SCYS) and president of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa in presence of Representative of His Majesty for Charity Works and Youth Affairs and chairman of SCYS Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Khalid introduced to His Majesty members of the Bahrain national athletics team who won the Third Asian Athletics Championship in Doha clinching 22 medals – 11 gold, seven silver and four bronze.
His Majesty congratulated the winners for their achievement and praised their discipline and dedication.
Bahrain athletes have made multiple achievements during the “Year of Gold” which reflects Bahraini youth’s ambition and keenness to succeed in various fields, said His Majesty.
His Majesty also lauded the successful efforts exerted by Shaikh Nasser to support the youth and sports movement in the Kingdom, commended Shaikh Khalid’s constant follow-up efforts to ensure success at all levels and hailed the Bahrain Athletics Association for their latest success.
Shaikh Khalid thanked His Majesty for his constant support and encouragement to sports and youth activities in the Kingdom.