Bahrain’s national weightlifting team returned home yesterday (Wednesday) after winning 19 medals at the GCC Weightlifting Championship for Juniors and Youth in Doha.
The delegation was welcomed on arrival by Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar and other high-ranking sports officials from the Bahrain Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation and the committee.
Bahrain’s medals include six gold medals won by Hamad Khalid (94kg and 105kg), silver medal by Abdulla Yahya (56kg), three silver by Yousef Al Shirawi (85kg), three bronze medals each by Ahmed Yousef (85kg) and Hasan Ali (56kg) and Ebrahim Fadel (105kg).
The team is coached by Abdulreda Abdulla, who said he was pleased with the overall performance and outcome of his team in the championship.
On his part, Bahrain delegation head Ali Abdulla Fakhro’s efforts was lauded by Askar, who noted that the results brings high expectations of a bright future for weightlifting in Bahrain.