Tuesday , December 12 2017

Kuwait’s Al-Ammari wins Sabre gold

Ammar Al-Ammari with other winners on the podium.

Kuwait’s national fencing junior team member Ammar Al-Ammari won a gold medal in the fencing “Sabre” category during the Arab Junior Fencing Championship being held in Amman, Jordan.

Another team member Ahmad Al-Mutairi won gold medal in the fencing “epee” category.

On the last day of the championship, Yousef Al-Shamlan managed to bag a silver medal in “sabre” category, while his brother Bandar Al-Shamlan bagged bronze medal in the same category.

So far, Kuwait’s national fencing junior team have bagged a total of 20 medals — 8 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze, rendering them to become champions of the 2017 Arab Junior Fencing Championship.

In his role, the Kuwaiti fencer Ammar Al-Ammari affirmed that the Kuwaiti team managed to dominate the championship in both junior and cadet level.

He stressed that the players of the team are considered as the pillar of open fencing games in all three weapon categories — Sabre, Epee and Foil.

Al-Ammari explained that the two championships — GCC and Arab — were won by the Kuwaiti team within a short period of time. These represent the launch pad for Asian and international championships.

He revealed that the main focus of the team is to win Olympic gold medal in fencing.

The national junior fencing team is expected to arrive in Kuwait on May 10 from Jordan. An official reception at the honorary lounge will await the team.

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