UncategorisedBOC celebrates Shaikh Nasser Ironman victory

September 11, 20192

?The Bahrain Olympic Committee celebrated the victory of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the 2018 Ironman World Championships held in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
The Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and BOC President had completed the event, which commenced with a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km bike and was wrapped up with a 42km run, to won first place in the Executives Challenge category.
Shaikh Nasser, who competed in the age group of 30 to 34 years, took a total time of nine hours, nineteen minutes and nine seconds to finish 251st out of 2,379 competitors.
To celebrate this achievement, BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar awarded his staff a half-day off on Sunday, while a breakfast ceremony took place the following day at the committee premises in Seef.
During his meeting with the staff, Askar congratulated Shaikh Nasser on this unprecedented achievement, which is a clear result of the patronage and support of His Majesty the King to Bahraini sports and athletes, which contributed to his achievement of this level of competition and honourable accomplishment.
“The Bahrain Olympic Committee has been keen to meet with its staff on all occasions. We are meeting today to celebrate this historic achievement of our leader Shaikh Nasser,” said Askar.
“Today’s celebration reflects our love, appreciation and pride, when the leader is the hero in the field of sports, it makes us all proud and motivated to work hand in hand and put more efforts in an attempt to raise the Bahrain flag high at international events”.


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