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AUK ‘Karate Twins’ win bronze medals at Karate Premier League

Winners seen displaying medals on the podium.

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The American University of Kuwait’s (AUK) Karate Twins, Salman and Mohamed Al Mosawi won bronze medals at the Karate1 Premier League — a championship organized by the World Karate Federation which was held in Dubai, in April, 2017. Representing Kuwait, the twins competed against dozens of countries to eventually earn third place overall.

The Karate1-Premier League is the most important league event in the world of karate. It comprises of a number of the most prominent karate competitions and to bring together the best karate athletes in the world in open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Hanan Muzaffar praised the twins for their success, “Salman and Mohamed are true examples of our wolfpacks in their perseverance and commitment to reach their goals. I’m very happy for them, and proud of this, their second victory this year. They had previously won bronze medals at a League in France in January of this year,” she said.

Both Electrical Engineering students, Salman and Mohamed participate in several karate championships every year, which provides them with opportunities to hone their skills in the sport.

They have been recognized for their combating skills throughout their careers. In 2011, at the World Championship in Malaysia, they were crowned as the World Champions, and were later selected by Al Ahli Club of Dubai to compete in the UAE karate league, where they won gold medals.

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