HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee received at the Bahrain International Airport Bahrain’s National Athletics team members following their historic first-place achievement at the Arab level (second at the Asian level and 12th overall) in the World Championship after winning a gold medal, and one silver and one bronze.
On this occasion, HH Shaikh Khalid escalated his sincere congratulations to HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, and HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Charity and Youth Affairs and President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports on the achievement accomplished by the Bahraini athletes in the event.
HH Shaikh Khalid said that this victory embodies the utmost sponsorship extended to the sports movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain in general and athletics in particular by HM the King who has been keen to pave the way for an ideal environment for the athletics national teams to enable them to achieve such accomplishments that reflect the huge development made by the sports field in Bahrain.
Furthermore, HH Shaikh Khalid hailed the outstanding results made by Bahrain’s athletes, pointing out to the incredible performance produced by Salwa Eid in the women’s 400m final race which enabled her to win the gold medal en route to clocking the third-fastest time in history. He also praised the displays of Rose Chelimo who won the silver medal in the women’s marathon race as well as the relay team after bagging the bronze medal in the mixed 4 X 400 race.
“We are proud of the achievements of our champions. It was an epic event and they mirrored the perfect image for the Kingdom’s athletics,” HH Shaikh Khalid said, applauding the efforts of Bahrain Athletics Association under the leadership of Mr Mohammed Abdulatif bin Jalal in preparing the athletes ahead of the event.