Kuwait women weightlifters win medals

AMMAN: Al-Mayyas and Al-Hasan both clinched Kuwait’s first-ever medals. — KUNA

AMMAN: Bashayer Al-Mayyas and Tofool Al-Hasan both clinched Kuwait’s first-ever medals in women’s weightlifting amid a newly-formed national team at an Arab event in Jordan on Friday.
The duo won a total six medals, including three silver in the 55kg weight categories going to Al-Mayyas, and three bronze medals across various 49kg events for Al-Hasan, at an Arab youth and juniors weightlifting tournament.
Kuwait Weightlifting Federation is keen to offer an “equal amount of support for women as it does with their male counterparts,” Secretary Mesailem Al-Adwani told KUNA.The federation official hailed the milestones as an “honour” for the country, saying the results were “crucial” on the road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualification. Some 35 competitors, representing 18 countries, are participating in the regional event, which concludes on Tuesday. – KUNA