UncategorisedWorld Humanitarian Day a success

September 11, 20190

?The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) had a tremendous event to celebrate the World Humanitarian Day on Saturday (August 20).
More than 250 participants attended this year’s World Humanitarian Day activity, which is celebrated each year to honor the dedicated aid workers who help to care for millions of people affected by disasters around the world.
The event, which had special theme ‘Sporting Spirit for Humanity’, featured races for kids and adults at the parking area behind the National Stadium in Riffa.
A mini 300-metre race was open for youngsters aged below 14 years. It was followed by a race for people with special needs, and finished off with a challenging 2-km adults race.
In the kids race, Abdulrahman Mubarak came on top among boys. Behind him was Bader Hamad Al Dossary in second place, while Jassim Sabri came third.
Ma’ab Jameel raced to victory in the girls category, followed by runner up Latifa Mohammed and third-placer Shaikha Najeeb.
The adults race well contested as Ma’ali Tawer completed the challenge first, just ahead of Ahmed Joda who settled for second place, while Mohammed Tawer completed the top three.
In the ladies race, Rana Al Alawi crossed the finish line first, edging former Bahrain and Arab short-distance athletic champion Ruqaya Al Ghasra, who came in second. Alisha rounded off the podium after finishing third in the race.
Yasmine Mohammed Saad was crowned winner of the women’s special needs race, while the men’s race ended in favour of Saleh Al Madeh.
Races were followed by the prize-presentation ceremony, which was held under the patronage of Southern Governor and Bahrain Olympic Committee board member Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Abdulla, along with BOC sports affairs executive director Abduljalil Asad, resources and services executive director Ali Zubari, and other senior committee representatives, presented the awards to the winners in each race.
The event was organized in cooperation with the Bahrain Road Runners, and sponsored by Anod Group.

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