Bahrain began their quest for 100 medals with pivotal victories and the momentum in favour towards the goal.
After receiving a phone call from Supreme Council for Youth and Sport first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the team was inspired and claimed the important wins.
Gimbat Magomedov defeated Ireland’s Emmet Corr via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-25) in the junior lightweight division and Abdulla Mubarak, who made his debut against Marek Vyslouzil from the Cezch Republic in the bantamweight class, also won in unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
In light heavyweight, Magomedzagid Magomedov held off Robin Enotekio, from Sweden (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
In the flyweight division, Mansur Magomedov defeated Ireland’s Gary Rooney (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) while Mohammed Almuamari went down to Ruslan Telibaiev of from Ukraine.
In heavyweight, Rasul Magomedov defeated Ukrain’s Oleksander Puliaiev via TKO (round 1).
Meanwhile, Shamil Gimbatov, who saw off Jan Stanovsky of Czech Republic (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), won’t be available in the next round through injury.