Khalid bin Hamad Hails Athletes’ Achievements

Manama- Sept29 (BNA) Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa following the excellent performances of Bahraini athletes at the third Islamic Solidarity Games, being held in Indonesia.

He also extended congratulations to 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 SCYS Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

Shaikh Khalid, also Bahrain Athletics Association chairman and West Asian Athletics Federation President, credited the wise leadership for supporting the sport sector which yielded landmark results.

He also commended the efforts of the Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA) board members for their efforts, hailing their role in the honourable achievements. Former World Champion Maryam Yusuf Jamal and Shitaye Eshete bagged two gold medals in the women’s 5000 and 10000 metre races.

Mohammed Yusuf Al-Shehabi earned Bahrain its fifth media, finishing second in the men’s triple jump. Tareq Mubarak Taher and Hassan Mahboob clinched a bronze each in men’s 3,000 m steeplechase and men’s 10,000m respectively.

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BNA 1912 GMT 2013/09/29

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