PISA: Kuwait’s Paralympic fencer Suleiman Al-Tamimi (right) raises Kuwait’s flag after winning the silver medal in the men’s foil category during the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup, held currently in Pisa, Italy.

PISA: Kuwait’s Paralympic fencer Suleiman Al-Tamimi won the silver medal in the men’s foil category during the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup, held currently in Pisa, Italy. France’s Laurent Vadon was the victor, while Poland’s Patryk Banach and Italy’s Michele Massa were third.

The tournament concludes today with the men’s sabre and women’s foil competitions. Kuwait will be represented in the women’s foil category by Khuloud Al-Mutairi and Ayesha Matar. Chairman of the Kuwait Paralympic Committee Torky Al-Shimmari expressed lauded Tamimi’s achievement, which came in his first international participation following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were able to hoist Kuwait’s flag in a world Paralympic championship despite tough competition from many outstanding fencers,” he said. “This is an indication of the high technical level Kuwait fencers have reached.”