Kuwaiti shooter, karateka strike Asiad gold

(Left) Gold medalist Kuwait’s Mansour Al-Rashidi bites his medal during the awards ceremony for the men’s skeet shooting final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang yesterday. (Right) Gold medalist Kuwait’s Ali Abdulaziz bites his medal during the awards ceremony for the men’s 67-kg category karate event in Jakarta yesterday. – AFP (See Page 28)

KUWAIT: Shooter Mansour Al-Rashidi yesterday bagged Kuwait’s first gold medal at the Asian Games held in Indonesia. Rashidi won his gold medal in the men’s skeet category, in Kuwait’s first official participation after the lifting of an international sports suspension. Vice president of Kuwait shooting federation Duaij Al-Otaibi said in a phone call with KUNA that he dedicates this big win to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and all Kuwaiti people.

Later yesterday, karateka Ali Al-Shatti won a second gold medal for Kuwait at the Games after defeating Kazakhstan’s Didar Amirali in a 4-0 match. Shatti expressed joy over his achievement and also dedicated his win to HH the Amir, HH the Crown Prince, HH the Prime Minister and the Kuwaiti people. He noted that his achievement was due to tremendous efforts and serious training, thanking his family, especially his mother, for supporting him all these years. President of Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd Al-Sabah sponsored the inauguration ceremony for Shatti and his colleagues. – KUNA


This article was published on 26/08/2018