Sameera Al-Bitar

Sameera Al Bitar
Personal information
Nationality Bahrain
Born(1990-02-21) February 21, 1990 (age 27)
Amman, Jordan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
College teamGeorge Washington University (2009)


Sameera Al Bitar, sometimes listed seeing that “Samira” or “Al-Bitar”, (given birth to Feb 21, 1990 in Jordan), is a 2-period Olympic swimmer from Bahrain. She was among the first Muslim women representing an Arabian Peninsula nation to swim in the Olympic Games, when she swam for Bahrain in the 50 metre freestyle on the 2004 Summertime Olympics. THE BRAND NEW York Moments reported improperly that Bitar was “Bahrain’s initial feminine Olympic swimmer”; actually, Fatema Gerashi got symbolized Bahrain in going swimming on the Sydney Olympics four years previously. Bitar completed the 50m competition with an individual very best of 31.00 seconds, enough to win her temperature however, not enough to advance to another round. She once again represented Bahrain on the 2008 Summertime Olympics in Beijing and won her heat in the 50m freestyle. Her period of 30.32 was well before second-place finisher in her temperature, Benin’s Gloria Koussihouede (in 37.09), but non-etheless insufficient to progress to another round. She recently graduated through the George Washington College or university College of Business, where she majored in Fund and Sports Administration.


Displayed Bahrain in two Olympics (Athens, 2004; Beijing, 2008), four Globe Championships (Barcelona, 2003; Montreal, 2005; Melbourne, 2007; Rome, 2009), as well as the 2006 Asian Video games in Doha, Qatar.