Bahrain also won their first medal: MaryanYusuf Jamal won bronze in the women’s 1500 meters! (technically they won four years ago but their 2008 winner was stripped for doping!)
Then there’s Bahrain, which technically joined the first-timers club in Beijing four years ago, only to have its bronze-medal winner, runner Rashid Ramzi, stripped of his medal for doping. Ramzi, a Morroccan by birth, competed as a Bahrainian thanks to a job with the kingdom’s Royal Palace Guard.
In London, Bahrain’s MaryamYusuf Jamal won bronze in the women‘s 1500 meters. Jamal was born in Ethiopia.
YEA! Here’s the Bahrain national anthem!