Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) general secretary Abdulrahman Askar congratulated the Bahrain Athletics Association on the Bahrain team winning the 17th Junior Arab Championships in Tlemcen, in Algeria.
The nationals took 20 medals in total at this major regional competition, which brought 15 countries from around the Arab region.
Bahrain topped the standings with 14 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medals. They were followed by Tunisia with 22 medals (9 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze) and host country Algeria with 39 medals (7 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze) in second and third places, respectively.
Other participants came from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Sultana of Oman, Sudan, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Lebanon, Jordan, Djibouti.
Askar said the achievement was a result of the continued support of Shaikh Nasser, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, to the Bahraini athletes.
He also commended the efforts of the Bahrain Athletics Association and its president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, first vice-chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, which played a major part in the achievement.