Bahrain dominated Youth, Women’s Individual & Teams Competitions
Bin Jalal Congratulates the Wise Leadership of His Highness Shaikh Naser and His Highness Shaikh Khalid on the Achievement
His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Abdullatif bin Jalal, President of the Bahrain Athletics Association, extended his warmest congratulations and blessings to His Majesty the King, may God protect and preserve him and to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and to His Highness Shaikh Naser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and to His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, on the occasion of the remarkable achievements achieved by Bahrain in the Arab Championship Cross country in its 25th edition, which was held in the Arab Republic of Egypt and settled down yesterday. The final results showed clear domination of Bahrain and the coronation of Bahraini male and female runners with plenty of several colorful medals.
Bin Jalal stressed that the achievements attained by Bahrain in the Arabian Cross country represent a true extension and embodiment of the superior care enjoyed by the sports movement in the prosperous era under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of the country, may God protect and preserve him, and with the unlimited support of His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and the continuous guidance and support of His Highness Shaikh Naser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the constant follow-up of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, which resulted in distinguished achievements in the competitions of this edition.
Bin Jalal expressed his deep thanks and gratitude to His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for the support provided by their Highnesses to the athletics and their keenness to care for champions and all its members that led Bahrain to dominate the Arab Cross Country Championship in Egypt. Moreover, he praises their Highnesses’ constant support and patronage of the Athletics Association, which has resulted in a series of successes and gains for Bahraini Athletics.
Brilliant Bahraini Shining:
The Kingdom of Bahrain both gender runners excelled in the 25th Arab Cross Country Championship, which settled down yesterday at Cairo Stadium, the Arab Republic of Egypt, which witnessed Bahrain achieved leading positions and dominated the men’s competitions (Senior and Youth categories) for the individual and team categories, besides, the women’s Senior competitions for the individual and team category. Also, the Kingdom exposed a prominent and honorable presence in the Arab competition and dominated the podium with merit after the Bahrain gathered several colorful medals (5 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze).
Bahraini dominion of the senior race:
Bahrain conquered the men’s 10 km overall race after our runners achieved the first four places. Albert Rop came in first place and won the gold medal in 29:31:80m, Abraham Cheroben in second place in 29: 33:40m, and in third place was Berhanu Balew in 29:57:50m, and in fourth place was Dawit Fikadu Admasu in 30:00:50m. At the team level for this category, Bahrain achieved first place and a gold medal with a total of 10 points.
Youth race (8 km) for individuals and teams
Bahraini runners dominated the 8km in the youth individual race, where Abdulghani Mohammed Hamid won first place and the gold medal with 23:58:30m, and Hamse Bade Moalin came in second place gaining the silver medal with 24:30:30m. At the youth team level competitions, our team came in third place overall with 51 points, where Mohamed Ali Ahmed ranked 23rd, Hassan Nader Mohsen ranked 25th, Abdulghani Mohammad Hamid ranked 1st, and Hamse Bade Moalin ranked 2nd place.
Absolute dominance in the women’s competition (10 km)
Bahraini champs dominated the women’s 10 km competition remarkably, when Winfred Yavi achieved first place and the gold medal with 23:24:00m and Violah Jepchumba in the second place gaining the silver medal with 32:52:20m. In third place was Bontu Edao Rebitu, who won the bronze medal in 33:35:50m. As far as the team level, Bahraini female achieved first place our athletes took the first positions: Tigest Maknen ranking 6th, Rose Jebet ranking 5th, Bontu Edao Rebitu ranking 3rd, Winfred Yavi ranking 1st, and Violah Jepchumba ranking 2nd.