Four athletes will be representing Bahrain for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in Buenos Aires, in Argentina later this month. Yousif Ahmed Anan, Marwa Ebrahim Al Ajooz, Maryam Mohammed Ahmed and Ali Nabeel Dawani will spearhead Bahrain in three sports – athletics, tennis and weightlifting, in the two-week event, which gets underway on October 6.
Both Anan (men’s 400m) and Marwa (women’s 100m) will take part in athletics, Dawani (men’s singles) is to compete in the tennis championship, while Maryam – who became the first Bahraini female to qualify for the games in the qualifying events held in Uzbekistan four months ago – is lined up for the under-48kg weightlifting category. The Bahrain delegation is headed by Bahrain Olympic Committee board member Bader Nasser and includes athletics coach Ameera Ebrahim and tennis coach Abdulrahim Munther.
The Games will see more than 4,000 athletes, representing 206 countries from all over the globe, compete in 32 sporting events, including for the first time at an Olympic Games: BMX freestyle, kiteboarding and beach handball. It will also be the first Olympic Games to have an equal number of male and female participants, contributing to gender equality.
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