Bahrain’s Mixed Martial Arts team returned home to a hero’s welcome after their impressive show at the Second Asian Amateur MMA Championship in Bangkok.
The nationals took home13 medals in total, including 5 gold, 1 silver and 7 bronze marking their spectacular achievement.
Senior officials from Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation and Bahrain Olympic Committee received the national team on arrival at Bahrain International Airport yesterday (Sunday).
Bahrain’s gold medals were won by Magomed Gadzhiiasulov (Male Light Heavyweight 93 kg), Shamil Gaziev (Male Heavyweight 120.2 kg), Pasha Kharkhachaev (Male Super Heavyweight 136 kg), Mansur Magomedov (Male Flyweight 56.7 kg), Shamil Gimbatov (Male Lightweight 70.3 kg).
Ramazan Gitinov (Male Middleweight 83.9 kg) gave Bahrain the only silver, while Brandon Tang (Malaysia) and Isa Aldoy (Male Strawweight 52.2 kg), Mohamed Almuamari (Male Flyweight 56.7 kg), Magomed Idrisov and Ali Yaqoob (Male Bantamweight 61.2 kg), Yousif Sayyar (Male Lightweight 70.3 kg) and Abbas Khan (Male Welterweight 77.1 kg) all took the bronze.