UncategorisedFour athletes for YOG

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain will be sending four athletes for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires, in Argentina later this month.
Yousif Ahmed Anan, Marwa Ebrahim Al Ajooz, Maryam Mohammed Ahmed and Ali Nabeel Dawani will spearhead Bahrain in three sports – athletics, tennis and weightlifting, in the two-week event, which gets underway on October 6.
Both Anan (men’s 400m) and Marwa (women’s 100m) will take part in athletics, Dawani (men’s singles) is to compete in the tennis championship, while Maryam – who became the first Bahraini female to qualify for the games in the qualifying events held in Uzbekistan four months ago – is lined up for the under-48kg weightlifting category.
The Bahrain delegation is headed by Bahrain Olympic Committee board member Bader Nasser and includes athletics coach Ameera Ebrahim and tennis coach Abdulrahim Munther.
The Games will see more than 4,000 athletes, representing 206 countries from all over the globe, compete in 32 sporting events, including for the first time at an Olympic Games: BMX freestyle, kiteboarding and beach handball.
It will also be the first Olympic Games to have an equal number of male and female participants, contributing to gender equality.
This edition of the Olympic will be the first Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held outside of Asia – also first in the Southern and Western Hemispheres – and the first Youth Games for either summer or winter to be held outside Eurasia.
The opening ceremony will be held on October 6th at Buenos Aires’ famous obelisk in Avenida 9 de Julio.
Artistic direction will be overseen by renowned Argentine theatre company Fuerza Bruta, which has captivated international audiences with innovative shows for all the senses. Around 2,000 people will be hired to take part in the ceremony – Fuerza Bruta alone will have a team of 350.
It will also be the first Olympic opening ceremony with strict gender equality rules, with the cauldron being lit by both a woman and a man.

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