UncategorisedSailing team set for Asian Games challenge

September 11, 20193

?Five sailors will be spearheading Bahrain at the 17th Asian Games, scheduled to take place in Incheon, in South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.
The nationals are set to compete in two different classes as skipper Ebrahim Salman and his brother Abdulrahim Salman, along with Ahmed Abdulaziz and Ebrahim Al Dossary are all lined up for the Match Racing event.
Abdulla Janahi will be the lonely Bahraini sailor to compete in the Laser Standard Class during the two-week Games. The team is being coached by Kasem Ben Jumia.
Bahrain Maritime Sports Association board member and sailing delegation head Ebrahim Hazeem said the team has been training seriously for the upcoming challenge. He noted that the four team members to participate in the match racing event will be heading for Hong Kong on September 5 for a two-week training camp.
As for Janahi, he had competed in several races, including race tours in Europe. He is scheduled to join the delegation on September 20. 
The nationals, who are likely to face a stiff challenge from some of Asia’s most prominent sailors, will pin their hopes on skipper Ebrahim Salman, who had won third place at the 45th World Military Championship in Brazil in 2011.
The games will bring together approximately 20,000 participants, comprised of 13,000 athletes and team officials from the 45 National Olympic Committees, and 7,000 media representatives.
Athletes will compete in 36 sports, including the 28 Olympic Games sports on the programme for Rio de Janeiro 2016.
It will be the third time Korea has hosted the OCA’s showpiece event, following Seoul in 1986 and Pusan in 2002. This edition Games’ slogan is “Diversity Shines Here”.
Organisers will use 49 competition venues, including 23 new stadiums, and 54 training venues, 49 of which already exist. The ground-breaking ceremony for the 60,000-capacity main stadium took place on June 28, 2011, and work is expected to be completed by April 2014.


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