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Kuwaiti team snatch gold & silver in full-contact Karate tournament

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KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Kuwait’s Kyokushin-Kan karate team won gold and silver medals at an international full-contact Karate tournament held in Antalya, Turkey, on March 3-6. Kuwait’s Hamza Al-Bahbahani and Dhari Al-Shimiri came in first and second respectively in the 85 and 75 kg kumite competitions held at the second Ashihara World Championship. Speaking to KUNA, head of delegation Sensei Hassan Al-Kandari said the tournament saw the participation of 141 Karatekas representing 17 countries, including Kuwait.

Head of delegation Hassan Al-Kandari with Hamza Al-Bahbahani and Dhari Al-Shimiri

The Kuwaiti fighters had to go through tough competition before earning their places at the winners’ podium, affirmed Al-Kandari, adding that the adequate preparation prior to the competitions enabled the team to achieve its goal. (KUNA)

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