Bahrain at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Bahrain at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Bahrain.svg
IOC codeBRN
NOCBahrain Olympic Committee
in Beijing
Competitors15 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Rakia Al Gassra
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Bahrain competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The country sent a total of 15 competitors to the Games, competing in athletics, swimming and shooting,.[1] This constituted Bahrain's largest Olympic delegation to date.[2] Among the country's representatives is Maryam Yusuf Jamal, reigning world champion in the women's 1,500 metre run.[3] Rakia Al Gassra was the country's flagbearer at the Games' opening ceremony.[2] In athletics, Rashid Ramzi was originally awarded the gold medal in men's 1,500 meters (Bahrain's first Olympic medal) but it was later stripped due to doping violation.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Belal Mansoor Ali 800 m 1:45.95 5 q 1:46.37 5 Did not advance
1500 m 3:36.84 6 q 3:37.60 5 Q 3:35.23 7
Yusuf Saad Kamel 800 m 1:46.94 2 Q 1:44.95 3 q 1:44.95 5
Aadam Khamis 5000 m 13:44.76 9 N/A Did not advance
Hasan Mahboob 5000 m DNS N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 27:55.14 18
Rashid Ramzi 1500 m 3:32.89 1 Q 3:37.11 1 Q 3:32.94 DSQ*
5000 m DNS N/A Did not advance
Al Mustafa Riyadh Marathon N/A DNF
Nasar Sakar Saeed N/A 2:20:24 37
Tareq Mubarak Taher 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.66 4 Q N/A 8:21.59 11
Abdulhak Zakaria Marathon N/A DNF

* Rashid Ramzi was originally awarded the gold medal in men's 1,500 meters (Bahrain's first Olympic medal) but it was later stripped due to doping violation.[4]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rakia Al Gassra 200 m 22.81 1 Q 22.76 1 Q 22.72 6 Did not advance
Nadia Ejjafini Marathon N/A DNS
Maryam Yusuf Jamal 1500 m 4:05.14 1 Q N/A 4:02.71 5

Shooting[edit]

Salman Zaman will be the country's only representative in shooting.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Salman Zaman 50 m rifle prone 588 37 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Bahrain will be represented by two swimmers at the Beijing Games.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Omar Jasim 50 m freestyle 24.65 64 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sameera Al Bitar 50 m freestyle 30.32 74 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahrain Athletes Bound for Beijing, (U.S.) Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain; published 2008-07-30, retrieved 2009-07-09.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bahrain gear up for Games", Gulf Daily News, August 1, 2008
  3. ^ "Record Bahrain team for Games"[permanent dead link], Gulf Daily News, April 29, 2008
  4. ^ a b ", IOC website, retrieved 2009-11-19, 2009