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Kuwaiti gymnasts claim eight medals in Istanbul Int’l tourney
KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Kuwait women’s cycling team won a bronze medal at the Third GCC Sports Games, hosted by Kuwait. The UAE team of cyclists clinched the gold medal and the Saudis bagged the silver. In the individual competition, UAE swept the medals with Sheikha Rashed, winning the gold medal, silver going to Safia Al-Sayegh and Hoda Hussein taking bronze.
The Kuwaiti ladies’ rhythmic gymnastics team concluded their participation at the Istanbul International Championships by snatching two new medals, bringing their tally in the tournament to eight. Gymnastics Kuwaiti Union said in a statement that the team won two new medals, silver and bronze. It added that Noor Al-Rezaihan took the second place in the hoop competition, fourth place in the scepter competition and ranked the fifth out of 14 players in the whole tournament.
Meanwhile, Lamar Al-Foudri finished the third place in hoop competition, the fourth in ball competition and ranked the fifth out of 16 players in the tournament. The head of the union Fahad Al- Soulah expressed his pride in the team’s achievement despite their young age, adding that the main goal is self-development and providing opportunities to compete with other countries. (KUNA)