Bahrain’s national judo team had an honorable finish overall at the Arab Clubs Judo Championship in Cairo, Egypt.
The nationals took the competition’s bronze medal during the week-long tournament, held Cairo Stadium’s dome. Host country Egypt were the overall champions, followed by runners-up Algeria, and Bahrain third.
More than 180 players across different age groups represented clubs from 13 Arab countries at the event, including Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain.
The three-member Bahrain team was spearheaded by Fayez Adel and Mohammed Farhan, who each took a bronze medal in the +100kg and 60kg, respectively, in addition to Mahmood Saeed.
On return, the Bahrainis were given a warm welcome by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) general secretary Abdulrahman Askar as well as other top sports officials.
Askar congratulated the team on this results, which underlines the development of judo in the country and the ability of the Bahraini athletes to compete with the best candidates on the regional level.
He conveyed the greetings and congratulations of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and committee president to the team, and his best wishes for them in future competitions.