58 min

Sameera Al Bitar: Breaking triathlon barriers in Bahrain Inside Tri Show

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Why is triathlon becoming so popular in Bahrain? What's it like to be a female endurance athlete in Bahrain? How do Olympic wildcards work? We answer all of these questions with Bahraini athlete Sameera Al Bitar. Sameera represented Bahrain in swimming at two Olympic games, before switching to triathlon. Sameera faced a number of barriers when she was growing up as a young female swimmer in Bahrain. But as triathlon continues to grow in popularity in the Gulf, Sameera's confident that the hiccups she faced will help future generations.

Why is triathlon becoming so popular in Bahrain? What's it like to be a female endurance athlete in Bahrain? How do Olympic wildcards work? We answer all of these questions with Bahraini athlete Sameera Al Bitar. Sameera represented Bahrain in swimming at two Olympic games, before switching to triathlon. Sameera faced a number of barriers when she was growing up as a young female swimmer in Bahrain. But as triathlon continues to grow in popularity in the Gulf, Sameera's confident that the hiccups she faced will help future generations.

58 min