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List of famous athletes from Bahrain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Bahrain has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Bahrain athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Bahrain and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Bahrain then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A factual list, featuring athletes like Sayed Mahmood Jalal and Abbas Ahmed Khamis.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Bahrain athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Bahrain?"

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Belal Mansoor Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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Belal Mansoor Ali is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988 in Kenya. A lot of controversy has surrounded his age, starting when he won the 1500 metres race at the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships in ...more

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Birthplace: Kenya

Nationality: Bahrain

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Faouzi Mubarak Aaish is a Bahraini professional football player who plays for Al-Sailiya and the Bahrain national football team. ...more

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Team: Al-Siliya

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Nationality: Morocco, Bahrain

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Yusuf Saad Kamel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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Yusuf Saad Kamel, born Gregory Konchellah, was the 2009 world champion at 1500 meters, representing Bahrain after his switch from Kenya. He specializes in the 1500 metres and 800 metres. He was born in Narok, Kenya. He trains with PACE Sports Management and is coached by Ricky Simms. He is the son ...more

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Birthplace: Narok, Kenya

Nationality: Kenya, Bahrain

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Rashid Ramzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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Rashid Ramzi is a Moroccan-Bahraini track and field athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. Ramzi was investigated by the IAAF after the 2008 Summer Games and was stripped of his gold medal for doping. Ramzi was born in Asfi, Morocco. After transferring to ...more

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Birthplace: Safi, Morocco

Nationality: Bahrain

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Tareq Mubarak Taher, born as Dennis Kipkurui Sang, is a middle-distance runner who represents Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. His speciality is the 3000 metres steeplechase. His personal best time of 8:06.13 minutes is also the Bahraini national record, set on 13 July 2009 at the ...more

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Birthplace: Kenya

Nationality: Kenya, Bahrain

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Maryam Yusuf Jamal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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Maryam Yusuf Jamal is a Bahraini middle-distance runner. She is the first Bahraini athlete to win an Olympic medal, a bronze medal in the 1500m women's race, in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Born in Ethiopia, 2005 was her first full season. She gained the national record and ran the fastest ...more

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Birthplace: Arsi Province, Ethiopia

Nationality: Bahrain

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Sameera Al Bitar, sometimes listed as "Samira" or "Al-Bitar", is a 2-time Olympic swimmer from Bahrain. She was one of the first Muslim women representing an Arabian Peninsula country to swim in the Olympic Games, when she swam for Bahrain in the 50 metre freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The ...more

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Birthplace: Amman, Jordan

Nationality: Bahrain

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Sayed Mohammed Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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Sayyid Muhammad Ja'far is a Bahraini footballer currently playing with Muharraq and the Bahrain national football team. ...more

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Team: Muharraq Club

Birthplace: Bahrain

Nationality: Bahrain

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