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Wednesday , September 30 2020

Kuwait capture two medals at Europe kickboxing champ’ship

Kuwaiti kickboxers Abdulaziz Murad and Hamayel Al-Yaqout celebrate on the podium after winning a silver medal and a bronze in the ongoing Croatia-hosted 10th European Cup.

VIENNA, Feb 10, (KUNA): Kuwaiti kickboxers picked up a silver medal and a bronze in the ongoing Croatia-hosted 10th European Cup “Karlovac Open”.

Kuwait’s Hamayel Al-Yaqout clinched the silver in the women’s division while her compatriot Abdulaziz Murad claimed the bronze medal in his category.

Speaking to KUNA via telephone, Murad attributed the team’s impressive performance to the overwhelming support the athletes have received at home.

In remarks of her own, Al-Yaqout said her accomplishment proves that Kuwaiti women’s successfully foray into sports have put them on equal footing with their masculine counterparts.

Some 700 kickboxers from 39 nations are vying for gold in one of the sports’ perennial events.


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