Manama, Sept. 28. (BNA) – First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of the Bahrain Athletics Federation Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has lauded the good organisation of the first Bahrain Muay-Thai Championship which has attracted scores of Bahraini and GCC fans.
He was speaking as he patronised at the Khalifa Sports City the first Bahrain Muay-Thai Championship, in the presence of the President of the Bahrain Self-Defence Association Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Central Governor Mubarak Ahmed Al-Fadhel, Acting Secretary-General of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) and Muay-Thai fans.
Shaikh Khalid highlighted the wise leadership’s constant support to the youth and sports movement in the kingdom, which, he said, has earned the country innumerable achievements at various sports gatherings.
He added that following directives from its Chairman, the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport is keen to diversify the sports functions hosted by the kingdom in order to highlight the country’s huge potentials, extend bridges of cooperation with other sports establishments and companies and take advantage of other countries’ expertise.
Shaikh Khalid honoured the Bahraini Champion Hamad Al-Saleem for winning the Muay-Thai Championship in Thailand, adding that the victory adds to Bahrain’s rich record of landmark sports achievements.
He affirmed that Bahraini youths deserve constant support in order to be able to continue honouring the kingdom, wishing further success for Hamad Al-Saleem and other participants in Muay-Thai Championship, one of the most famous self-defence sports dating back to more than 800 years ago.
Shaikh Khalid met members of his team, including Abdulla Al-Duwee, Ahmed Al-Ka’abi and Hamad Al-Saleem, as well other participants in the first Bahrain Muay-Thai Championship and called upon them to continue training in order to improve their performance and physical fitness.
Then, the head of the Kuwaiti delegation to the championship and the organizing committee presented Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad with a commemorative gift in tribute to his support for the championship and self-defence sports.
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BNA 1441 GMT 2013/09/28