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HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Meets Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Champions

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Meets Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Champions

His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who serves as HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, has applauded the outstanding accomplishments of Bahrain’s athletes at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou in 2022.

During a meeting with the champions of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games and the administrative delegation of the Olympic Committee, he commended their exceptional performance and unwavering dedication to representing the Kingdom of Bahrain on the global stage.

His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), Chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), was also in attendance.

HH conveyed the congratulations of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Bahraini heroes who secured an impressive total of 20 medals, including 12 gold, 3 silver, and 5 bronze.

HH Shaikh Nasser also extended his admiration to “Team Bahrain” for their remarkable performance at the Asian Games, where they achieved the ninth position in Asia and first in the Arab world. This marks the highest number of gold medals attained by Bahrain since their participation in 1974. Additionally, the team set seven new records in the Asian Games.

HH Shaikh Nasser praised the Bahraini national teams for their exceptional fighting spirit, determination, and unwavering resolve demonstrated throughout the tournament.

He commended the achievements in various sports, including athletics, weightlifting, wrestling, handball, and jiu-jitsu, underscoring the rapid growth and development of Bahraini sports and the true essence of Bahraini athletes.

HH Shaikh Nasser also lauded the sacrifices made by the technical and administrative teams, acknowledging their pivotal role in attaining these remarkable achievements.

He noted that, with the support of HM the King, Bahraini sports are currently experiencing a golden era. This accomplishment serves as a stepping stone, motivating the pursuit of excellence in future Games.

Bahraini sports are brimming with confidence in their teams’ ability to excel at the 2024 Paris Olympics, with aspirations to expand their circle of accomplishments in the Games.

HH Shaikh Nasser expressed his unwavering confidence in the teams’ potential to shine at the 2024 Paris Olympics. He emphasized their commitment to leaving a legacy behind and striving for even higher levels of success in new sporting events, thereby fostering a continuous cycle of achievements.

HH Shaikh Nasser acknowledged the support and oversight provided by His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Head of Bahrain’s delegation to the Asian Games, and BOC Secretary-General, Fares Mustafa Al-Kooheji, who is the Deputy Head of the delegation. He recognized the crucial role played by the administrative and media missions and extended his best wishes for their success.

HH Shaikh Khalid expressed immense pride in the historic accomplishments of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Asian Games, which is the second-largest multisport event on a global scale.

He commended the continuous support and guidance from HH Shaikh Nasser, who stands as a source of pride for all athletes and serves as an exemplary figure for the youth of the nation.

HH dedicated this remarkable achievement to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government for their unwavering support of the sports movement.

HH Shaikh Khalid praised the dedicated efforts of the administrative, media, and sports federations in the Olympic movement, highlighting the collaborative efforts between all stakeholders before, during, and after the tournament. He extended his best wishes for further progress and prosperity in Bahraini sports.

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