UncategorisedBahrain efforts noted

September 11, 20190

?Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant secretary general and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) secretary general Abdulrahman Askar received in Jakarta president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Shaikh Ahmed Al Fahd Al Subah of Kuwait, who is attending part of the 18th Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang.
Shaikh Ahmed noted the active interaction of the Bahrain delegation and their contributions to the 18th edition of the Asian Games, thanks to the significant support of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and BOC President.
Shaikh Ahmed also commended the results of the Bahrain handball team at the games and reaching the semi-finals, and also congratulated the athletics team on winning the first medal at the games through Al Hassan Al Abbasi, who took the men’s marathon silver.
On his part, Askar lauded the efforts and contributions of the OCA in the development and prosperity of sports in Asia by organizing a string of programmes and activities, such as the Asian Games which is regarded the second multi-sport event in the World after the Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s national handball team will play in the semi-finals against Japan, who came second in Group ‘B’ in the main round. The semi-finals are scheduled for Monday (August 27), while the final will take place on Wednesday.
In shooting, Hasan Majed and Maryam Hassani will get into action today in the second round of the qualifying round, and look to put in a superb performance to reach the finals.
Hassani reached the second stage after coming 13th with 64 points, just 9 behind the first placer, while Maryam could claim 23 points in the first session, 19 in the second and 22 in the third.

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