Bahrain’s Sporting Powerhouse: Ready for Hangzhou Asian Games
The excitement is building in Bahrain as the country gears up for the Hangzhou Asian Games in China. The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has officially confirmed the Kingdom’s participation in an impressive 19 sports at the multi-sport event, set to take place from September 23 to October 8.
Last May, BOC announced 13 confirmed sports where Bahrain’s athletes would compete for gold, with five more pending approval. Now, the wait is over, and the officials have given the green light for the Kingdom’s teams to also participate in basketball, football, volleyball, E-sports, and cricket, expanding the sporting lineup to 19.
This marks Bahrain’s 13th time participating in the Asian Games, and the nation is determined to make it a memorable one. In previous editions, Bahrain’s sportsmen and women showcased their talents and achieved commendable results. Notably, in the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, Bahrain secured an impressive 19 medals, including nine gold, six silver, and four bronze. The momentum continued in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, with a total of 24 medals – ten gold, eight silver, and six bronze.
The competition in Hangzhou will be fierce, with athletes from across the continent competing in 482 events spanning 40 sports. Bahrain’s athletes have already begun their rigorous preparations to excel on the international stage and bring home more medals.
The Hangzhou Asian Games will undoubtedly serve as a source of national pride and unity as Bahrain aims to surpass its previous medal tallies and make a lasting impact on the international sporting community.
As the athletes gear up for the event, all eyes will be on the Kingdom’s teams, hoping for a record-breaking campaign and inspiring performances in China. With Bahrain’s dedication and determination, the country is set to shine on the Asian sporting stage and continue its remarkable sporting journey.