The Bahraini athletes clinched the first place by winning 22 medals, including 11 gold, seven silver and four bronze medals in the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship in Doha.
HH Shaikh Khalid conveyed greetings and appreciation from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to all members of the national team for their historic achievement at the Asian gathering.
The achievement adds to the rich record of accomplishments of the Bahraini athletics at various continental and international sports gatherings consolidating Bahrain’s prestigious position on the global sporting map.
The national team set the record on Chinese dominance and has put the kingdom at the forefront of Asian athletics.
The achievement is the outcome of the Kingdom’s vision to enhance Bahraini sport and at the Asian and International levels.
HH Shaikh Khalid applauded the distinguished achievement showcased by Bahraini athletes, wishing the national team further success.
Members of the Bahrain National Athletics Team expressed thanks and appreciation to HH Shaikh Khalid for his constant support, stressing that his support has contributed significantly to the winning of the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship.