UncategorisedShaikha Hayat congratulates leadership on volleyball achievement

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) member and women’s sports committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the occasion of Bahrain men’s volleyball team recent victory in the Ninth GCC Championship in Doha.Shaikha Hayat stressed that this achievement lived up to many expectations due to the significant support offered to the team by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.On her part, BOC board member Ruqaya Al Ghasra hailed the tremendous performance of the team in this major regional volleyball competition, which underlines the advanced level of the game in the Kingdom of Bahrain.The former national athletics team star also expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Bahrain Volleyball Association, headed by Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, in preparing the team for the championship, which saw stiff competition among all the participants.The nationals secured the title in the ninth edition of this week-long round for a record fourth time after a come-from-behind victory over hosts Qatar in a five-set thriller.The victory was the fourth successive Bahrain, who emerged as the only unbeaten side in this five-team league format championship, in which the UAE was the only absent team.Coached by Tunisia’s Nizar Al Shakili, Bahrain completed the round robin event on top with 10 points from four matches and ahead of Qatar, who suffered their first and only loss and had to settle for the silver medals.Kuwait rounded off the podium by winning the bronze medal, while Saudi Arabia and Oman finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

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