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Kuwaiti female wins silver medal in world kickboxing championship

Kuwaiti kickboxing medalist Hamayel Al-Yaqout mediated by coach Abdul Aziz Murado and Dutch coach Ryan Samsan. – KUNA photo

Al-Shatti, Eyada, Dashti lead third round of Kuwait powerboat race

VIENNA, April 14, (KUNA): A Kuwait female kickboxer won Saturday the silver medal at the Kickboxing World Cup, held in the Austrian city of Innsbruck.

Hamayel Al-Yaqout defeated an Ukranian fighter in the 65kg category but lost in aggregate and won the silver.

Al-Yaqout, in a statement to KUNA following the fight, thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his support of Kuwaiti women to compete at different levels.

She said she could not describe her feelings for this “historic” achievement.

Al-Yaqout won the gold medal for the 70kg category in the Arab kickboxing championship in 2017.

Abdulaziz Murad is competing in the men’s fights.

Meanwhile, Kuwait 2019 powerboat-racing season culminated in the third round, organized by the sailing and wake boarding committee of Kuwait Sea Sport Club, on Saturday.

The one-day round saw Mahmoud Al-Shatti leading the Pro-Class 28 feet category, followed by Khallad Eyada and Mustafa Dashti in the second and third places, respectively.

Mustafa Dashti led the 23-ft yacht race, while Mohammad Al-Shatti and Khaled Habb Erromman came second and third places, respectively.

Over the three rounds of the race, the competitors showed a high level of professionalism and fighting spirit, Ali Al-Shimali, head of the sailing and wake boarding committee, said in statements to KUNA.

The committee aims to attract larger numbers of Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to this competition and promote the sea sports, he added.

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