Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) secretary general Mohammed Al Nusuf has congratulated the Bahrain mixed martial arts team on topping the IMMAF-WMMAA world rankings recently.
Al Nusuf also congratulated Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who is also honorary president of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation, on the resounding achievement.
He stressed that this result would not have been possible without the support of Shaikh Khalid and his commitment to this sport, which brought Bahrain to the top of the world and created several heroes, who raised the nation’s flag high.
Al Nusuf added that mixed martial arts in Bahrain has been rapidly developing and evolving, thanks to the sharp vision of Shaikh Khalid, and wished them progress.
It’s worth noting that Bahrain surpassed Kazakhstan, Sweden, Russia, and New Zealand with positive results in the Asian and African Open tournaments, which saw them top the mixed martial arts world ranking.
Bahrain led the African Open, ahead of hosts South Africa, with four gold, one silver and two bronze and its fighters claimed 13 medals at the Asian Open – five gold, one silver and seven bronze.