UncategorisedBahrain has won its first medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Rio 2016).

September 11, 20190

?Eunice Kirwa clinched the medal in the women’s Olympic marathon. Kirwa, who clocked 2:24:13, was nine seconds behind the race winner, Jemima Sumgong of Kenya (2:24:04), and ahead of bronze medalist, Mare Dibaba (2:24:30).
Gold medalist, Jemima Sumgong, pushed past Eunice Kirwa and Mare Dibaba in the final mile, finishing in 2 hours 24 minutes 4 seconds in a race that started and ended at the Sambódromo.
With the silver medal, Bahrain has moved well ahead of several countries that did not get on the podium or won bronze medals.
With more Bahraini athletes scheduled to take part in competitions later, the tally at the Rio 2016 Olympics is hoped to be even brighter than that of London four years ago in which Bahrain won its first ever Olympic medal thanks to its middle-distance runner Maryam Yusuf Jamal in the women’s 1,500 metres.

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