By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: Kuwait Weight Lifting Federation (KWLF) organized its second refresher championship for the ladies – in preparation for West Asia Championship to be organized by Kuwait next February with the participation of nine countries. Abrar Al-Fahad won the first place in the 76 kg category; Seham Al-Saif took second; Sundus Al-Faili won the 71 kg category.

In the 64 kg category, Anfal Al-Muzayen won first place, Noura Al-Awadhi (second) and Athoob Al-Faraj (third). Hawraa Al-Mousawi won the 81 kg category. In the 55 kg, Bashayer Al-Mayas took first place while Shathar Al-Saleh grabbed the second position.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of KWLF Talal Al-Jassar expressed satisfaction over the level of players’ performance during the tournament, adding that such level will contribute to winning medals during the international championships. He said that COVID-19 pandemic and suspension of sports activities halted preparations by the national teams for tournaments.

“We were keen to utilize time and prepare the ladies team for West Asia, Gulf and Arab Championship,” he said, adding that he is proud of the elite group of players who are able to put Kuwait’s name in the international championship registers.

On his part, KWLF’s secretary Musailem Al-Adwani said the refresher championship witnessed fierce competition. He said that the federation seeks good preparation for upcoming championships and have a team able to compete and get results.

On another note, Al-Adwani said that KWLF cancelled all financial fines that were levied on clubs on the occasion of HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s assumption of power and naming HH Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad as the Crown Prince.

KWLF announced in September 2019 the formation of ladies team for the first time ever – with 20 players as members. In October 2019, the federation organized the first local championship, and then participated in the Arab Championship that was held in Jordan.