Battle of the Bars, the world’s most well-known Calisthenics competition, hosted its second edition in the Kingdom of Bahrain during a two day event which took place on Friday 20th of April and Saturday 21st of April, 2018, at The Avenues Bahrain, and was organized by Discipline Academy and Allayali Events. The event witnessed a great turnout with the attendance of members of the media, social media influencers, and a number of representatives from the World Calisthenics Organization.
During the first day of the Battle of the Bars competition, an 8 Man Pro Elimination battle was won by Ismaeel Al Hammadi for the second consecutive time. The battle included eight athletes which fought against each other for the title. The battle included six fighters from Bahrain, one from the UAE and one from Kuwait.
The second day of the event included the amateur battle, where beginners competed against each other for the first time. The winner of the battle was Habib from Thai Marshal Arts. The Co-main battle, USA vs. USA was won by Fares from the UAE, and during the main event, Russia vs Bulgaria battle was won by Yashka from Russia.
“The event had the best bars to date in all competitions we’ve had. It’s amazing to see how far the Bahraini community has grown and progressed in the calisthenics industry” commented Vice President of World Calisthenics Organization, Kenneth Gallarza.
“We are proud to host such events in the Kingdom, further encouraging young athletes to take part in well-known competitons. Bahrain has become a hub for sports and entertainment, and we strive to host more challenging competitions for the youth in Bahrain” commented Director of Social Programmes and Community Affairs Directorate in the Capital Governorate, Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa.
The organizers would like to thank The Avenues-BH for being the platinum sponsor, Ford and BiYas media the gold sponsors, VIVA as the silver sponsor, Solo Track, Meyan AlSharq, Spintribe performers and Its on Wheels for being our Bronze sponsor, the Royal Bahrain Hospital for keeping the athletes safe and Al Osra supermarket for keeping all athletes nourished.