Bahrain: The team that is competing in the first Olympic Repechage in its history and traveled 40 hours to reach Puerto Rico

Bahrain: The team that is competing in the first Olympic Repechage in its history and traveled 40 hours to reach Puerto Rico

BahrainPuerto Rico’s rival this Wednesday, had a long journey to get to the island that included stops in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, to play in what will be the first Olympic Repechage of FIBA in its history as a country.

Those led by the Lebanese Hajj They qualified for the event, which starts this Tuesday at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelotafter winning a pre-qualifying tournament held in Syria last year.

There, the Asian team finished with a 5-0 record, beating the host country, as well as Saudi Arabia, India, Kazakhstan and Indonesia.

“It’s my first time here. Honestly, it took us too long to get here, about 40 hours, but the important thing is that we got there. We had several stops. First in Dubai, then in Miami. Then, we also had about two or three hours of delay to finally reach our final destination, Puerto Rico. We are focused,” said El Hajj in the mixed zone.

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