HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister deputised HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee to honour the winners of the IronMan 70.3 Bahrain and the final stage of Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Triahlon Series, in the presence of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Athletic Federation, HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation and HE Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jowder, Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs.
During the ceremony, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa highlighted the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to youth and sports activities in the Kingdom, adding that His Majesty the King’s patronage and attendance contributed in the success of the championship.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa also appreciated the support of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the Bahraini youth and sports movement.
He congratulated the winners of the three first places, including the champion, Bahrain Endurance 13 Ironman team member Daniela Ryf for winning Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Triathlon Championship and the biggest prize in the history of triathlon sports (One Million USD). HH Shaikh Nasser also thanked the rest of the contenders for their enthusiasm that contributed in bringing out a successful championship.
On the occasion, HH Shaikh Nasser announced the launch of the second version of Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Triathlon Series, which is scheduled to begin in Dubai next January, underscoring the success of the first edition of the competition.
On their part, the organising committee announced that HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is officially qualified to participate in the World Triathlon Championship in Queensland, Australia next September.
HH Shaikh Nasser honoured the participants in the championship, including Bahrain Endurance 13 Ironman team members, the best five Bahraini female athletes and the eldest participant in the championship, the American triathlete Lu Hollander who is 85 years old.
It is noteworthy that 300 Bahrainis took part in the championship and achieved good results in it.