Under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, the 3rd Strongest Bahraini Man Championship was held under the theme #Be_a_Beast.
Organised by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Media Office, the event took place in the area opposite to the Avenues Mall in the Capital. On this occasion, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa commented: “We have directed the organisation of this championship within our initiatives for supporting youth and sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as this championship represents a real opportunity to consolidate what Bahrain has achieved in the area of sports.”
Supporting Bahraini Youth
Moreover, HH Shaikh Khalid stressed that the event represents an opportunity for the Bahraini youth to showcase their talents and abilities in this kind of sports which relies on physical strength and high endurance, preparing them to similar sports events on the regional, continental and international levels.
Commenting further, HH Shaikh Khalid said: “We have directed the organisers to ensure that this edition is different than the previous editions, as the competitions this year included the light and medium categories, in addition to the qualifying rounds for the first three winners in the heavyweight category from Bahrain to the Strongest GCC Man Championship (heavyweight), which is scheduled to take place in April this year.”
HH Shaikh Khalid praised the positive interaction the championship has received from government bodies, companies and contributing institutions in supporting the organising of the third edition, at the same time His Highness reaffirmed that this supports reflects the concern of these establishments to achieve community partnership and to support the youth and sports sector.
HH Shaikh Khalid expressed thanks and appreciation to all the contributing parties and media for support the event, and also lauded the efforts dedicated by the organising committee to bring about a successful edition of the championship.
It’s worth noting that HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa had witnessed the events of the championship in the presence of HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Combat Sports Council, HE Mr Aymen Al Moayed, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, HE Mr Mohammed Hassan Al Nisf, Secretary-General of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Major General HE Dr Shaikh Salman bin Attiyatallah Al Khalifa, Head of King Hamad University Hospital, HE Dr Saqer bin Salman Al Khalifa, President of the Universities Federation and many other officials.
HH Shaikh Khalid crowned the winners of the event. They include Khalid Abdah who won first place in the light category, while Ahmed Jassim topped the podium in the middleweight section. In the heavyweight category, Hussain Juma emerged as the winner.