Bahrain celebrates its Rio 2016 achievers

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Bahrain celebrates its Rio 2016 achievers

Bahrain celebrates its Rio 2016 achievers

(Manama) – Bahrain has celebrated its strongest show in the Olympic Games (Rio2016) where it won its first gold medal as well as a silver medal, a feat that placed it at the top of the Arab countries.
“Bahrain’s athletes have demonstrated a high level of professional sportsmanship, achieving global success with record-breaking accomplishments which had honoured and elevated the Kingdom’s standing on the international stage,” Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said as he received the sport officials and athletes who participated at the (Rio 2016) Olympics.
Prince Salman hailed the remarkable and substantive improvement to Bahrain’s sports sector over the past few years, attributing the progress to “the tremendous support” provided by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa.
In the 2012 Olympics in London, Bahrain won its first ever Olympic medal, by middle-distance runner Maryam Jamal in the women’s 1500 metres.
In 2016, Bahrain led the Arab countries thanks to its gold and silver medals. Only nine of the 22 Arab countries spread across the Middle East and North Africa won medals in Rio.