Bahrain (BRN)

Overview

NOCBahrain Olympic Committee
Flagbearers21

Participants

Olympic Games 117
Youth Olympic Games 13

Description

The Bahrain National Olympic Committee was organized in 1978 and provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC session in Montevideo in April 1979, full recognition followed at a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Nagoya in October 1979. Bahrain has competed at all Olympic Games since 1984. Bahrain has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Bahrain athletes have competed in eight sports – athletics, cycling, fencing, modern pentathlon, sailing, shooting, swimming, and taekwondo. In 2008 Moroccan born middle distance runner Rashid Ramzi finished first in the men’s 1500 metres, but he lost his gold medal due to doping one year later. In 2012 the Ethiopian born Maryam Jamal won the first medal for Bahrain with bronze in the women’s 1,500 metres. In 2016 Bahrain won another two medals both won by Kenyan-born women with Ruth Jebet winning gold in the 3000 m steeplechase and Eunice Kirwa winning silver in the marathon.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1984 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 7 3 10 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 11 3 14 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Bahrain Youth Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 4 8 12 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Bahrain Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 20 13 33 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Bahrain Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Bahrain Olympic Games 25 7 32 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 40 23 63 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 4 0 4 Results
Fencing 4 0 4 Results
Handball 15 0 15 Results
Modern Pentathlon 5 0 5 Results
Sailing 5 0 5 Results
Shooting 7 2 9 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 5 13 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 5 4 9 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 2 0 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 1 1 2

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Maryam Jamal BRN 1 0 0 1
Ruth Jebet BRN 1 0 0 1
Eunice Kirwa BRN 0 1 0 1
Kalkidan Gezahegne BRN 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Salwa Eid Naser BRN 0 1 1 2
Mohamed Saad Ghali BRN 0 1 0 1
Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa BRN 0 0 1 1