The distinguished Bahraini rider, Salman Mohammed, announced that he is close to missing the Dakar World Rally 2022, which is hosted by the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the third time in a row, after two successful participations in the past two editions, in which he registered the name of the Kingdom and his name as the first Bahraini rider to finish this great global rally last year.
Salman Mohammed spoke with regret and sadness, saying, “I did not wish for this moment. The plan was drawn up in order to participate in the upcoming 44th Dakar Rally. Indeed, the training program is going perfectly, and we participated in the Jordan Baja Rally, and it was a successful and positive participation in preparation for the Dakar Rally, and what has been achieved.” In the last version and being able to complete all the stages, I was excited for the next version, in which I set my sights on achieving advanced positions and honoring the beloved Kingdom. I did not expect that I would not be able to carry the flag of the homeland in the next forum. I strived to search for sponsors and support and contacted many Sports companies and officials, but to no avail, and I am still clinging to a glimmer of hope that I will get the attention of the sports officials in the country, as in order not to lose my seat with the team that I always participate with, I asked them to put my name and my initial registration with them, but time passes quickly and procedures must be completed Registration by the Organizing Committee and the termination of paying fees. Time is running out for me and I feel that I have lost the honor of participating and carrying the flag in the next tournament. Through these lines, I appeal to the Bahrain Olympic Committee and all those responsible. For the athletes to stand with me, this dream and this sport that I adore to the core will become like a dream. to come and represent it well.”
Salman Mohammed had participated in the last edition and was able to finish the 12 stages of the rally, to be the first Bahraini rider who was able to finish the most difficult and strongest rally in the world, despite the difficulties he faced during the various stages among more than 100 riders who came from different countries of the world, but he is facing a ghost Moving away and deprivation in the next version due to the lack of sufficient support.
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