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Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

Posted by on 15/08/2016
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Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Turki Al-Rashidi, who won the bronze medal in the men’s skeet event at the Rio Olympics, was welcomed at the airport yesterday after his arrival home. Rashidi bagged the bronze medal days after the historic gold medal won by double trap shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani, who returned on Sunday. Rashidi nailed 123 […]

‘Lightning’ strikes thrice as Bolt wins – First gold for Bahrain

Posted by on 15/08/2016
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Germans win epic in field hockey, Dutch crush Aussies

Posted by on 15/08/2016
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Germans win epic in field hockey, Dutch crush Aussies

Germans win epic in field hockey, Dutch crush Aussies

RIO DE JANEIRO: Gold-medal favorite Australia will not medal in Olympic men’s field hockey for the first time in 28 years after being beaten by the Netherlands 4-0 in the quarterfinals on Sunday. And Germany scored twice in the last 41 seconds to beat New Zealand 3-2 and keep alive its bid for a third […]

Champion Deehani arrives home to hero’s welcome – Shooter dedicates gold medal to Kuwait’s leaders, people

Posted by on 14/08/2016
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Champion Deehani arrives home to hero’s welcome – Shooter dedicates gold medal to Kuwait’s leaders, people

Champion Deehani arrives home to hero’s welcome – Shooter dedicates gold medal to Kuwait’s leaders, people

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti champion shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani arrived in Kuwait yesterday to a hero’s welcome, with many officials and a large crowd greeting him enthusiastically at the airport’s VIP lounge. Deehani won the gold medal in the double trap event of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday. “This achievement is for the sake of Kuwait and […]

Mustache! Rashidi wins fans’ hearts

Posted by on 14/08/2016
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Mustache! Rashidi wins fans’ hearts

Mustache! Rashidi wins fans’ hearts

RIO DE JANEIRO: From the beginning of the men’s skeet semifinal on Saturday, there was something about Abdullah Al-Rashidi that grabbed the Brazilian fans. Maybe it was his age, the oldest of the competitors at 52. Maybe it was the fact that the Kuwaiti was competing under the Olympic flag, his country having been banned […]

Amir congratulates shooter on winning bronze medal; Rashidi awarded KD 3,000 monthly allowance for four years

Posted by on 14/08/2016
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Amir congratulates shooter on winning bronze medal; Rashidi awarded KD 3,000 monthly allowance for four years

Amir congratulates shooter on winning bronze medal; Rashidi awarded KD 3,000 monthly allowance for four years

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent yesterday a cable of congratulations to Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Turqi Al- Rashidi, congratulating him for winning the bronze medal in the men’s skeet at the Rio De Janeiro summer Olympic Games. His Highness hailed this distinguished Kuwaiti accomplishment which has proven capabilities of the […]

Over and out for Phelps with 23 gold

Posted by on 14/08/2016
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Over and out for Phelps with 23 gold

Over and out for Phelps with 23 gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: Michael Phelps brought the curtain down on one of sport’s most storied careers with a dynamite relay swim to give himself 23 Olympic gold medals and declared it a perfect finale. The American, far and away the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, finished with five golds and a silver in Rio […]

Bronze for hijabi US fencer Muhammad

Posted by on 14/08/2016
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Bronze for hijabi US fencer Muhammad

Bronze for hijabi US fencer Muhammad

RIO DE JANEIRO: Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. And the 30-year-old from New Jersey, the first US Olympian to wear a hijab – a headscarf worn by Muslim women – during competition, came away with a bronze medal on […]

Crowd favorite Rashidi wins men’s skeet bronze – Second Kuwaiti shooter to make podium after Deehani

Posted by on 13/08/2016
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Crowd favorite Rashidi wins men’s skeet bronze – Second Kuwaiti shooter to make podium after Deehani

Crowd favorite Rashidi wins men’s skeet bronze – Second Kuwaiti shooter to make podium after Deehani

RIO DE JANEIRO: Crowd favorite Abdullah Al-Rashidi of Kuwait won the bronze in the men’s skeet event yesterday, his first medal in six Olympic Games. After he beat Mikola Milchev of Ukraine, the 52-year-old Rashidi waved to the crowd as they chanted “Mustache!” in Portuguese and then kissed the ground. Rashidi hit all 16 discs […]

Bolt, Gatlin breeze as Harting wins discus

Posted by on 13/08/2016
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Bolt, Gatlin breeze as Harting wins discus

Bolt, Gatlin breeze as Harting wins discus

RIO DE JANEIRO: Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin warmed up for their 100m Olympic showdown yesterday with easy victories as German discus thrower Christoph Harting claimed his brother’s crown. Bolt and Gatlin are poised for the final chapter of their long rivalry in Rio today when they are expected to duel once more for the […]

Phelps sweeps to 22nd Olympic gold – China drawn into major doping storm

Posted by on 13/08/2016
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Phelps sweeps to 22nd Olympic gold  – China drawn into major doping storm

Phelps sweeps to 22nd Olympic gold – China drawn into major doping storm

RIO DE JANEIRO: Michael Phelps blew away the competition in the Olympic pool for the 22nd time but doping reared its ugly head again yesterday when Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi was revealed as the first major case of the Rio Games. Chen’s failed test after narrowly missing a bronze medal in the women’s 100 meter […]

Amir, Crown Prince congratulate Olympic Gold medalist Al-Deihani – Deihani to receive a monthly salary of KD 5,000

Posted by on 11/08/2016
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Amir, Crown Prince congratulate Olympic Gold medalist Al-Deihani – Deihani to receive a monthly salary of KD 5,000

Amir, Crown Prince congratulate Olympic Gold medalist Al-Deihani – Deihani to receive a monthly salary of KD 5,000

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday sent a cable, congratulating the 49-year-old Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deihani who won a Gold Medal in the men’s Double Trap competition at the Rio Olympics. Al-Deihani was a member of the Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) team, winning them the first ever gold medal […]