Algeria top medal standings, Egypt in 2nd place and Syria 3rd
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Algeria won first place in the 1st Arab Junior Boxing Championship which concluded Wednesday evening at the Sulaibikhat Sports Club. The Algerian boxing team completed the championship with the lion’s share of medals, bagging five gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
The second place went to Egypt with four gold, two silver and one bronze medals. The third place went to Syria which bagged two gold, two silver and a bronze medals, followed by Iraq in fourth place with two gold and two silver medals.
At the end of the final round matches, the winners of the top places were honored by the International Boxing Federation’s official Dr Muhammad Mustasan, the Chairperson of the Arab Boxing Federation Dr Youssef Al-Kazim, and the Chairperson of the Kuwaiti Boxing Federation, Muhammad Mansi.
The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Sulaibikhat Sports Club Saad Anaad, members of the Board of boxing federations, and heads of delegations were also present.
Iraqi boxer Dergham Karim, who won a gold in the 70 kg category, won the Best Boxer award in the championship. The fair play award went to the Kuwaiti team and was received by Shabaab Al-Qahtani. The heads of delegations exchanged memorial shields after crowning the boxers with various medals.
Also, the fifth place went to Tunisia which won two silver and three bronze medals, followed by Kuwait in sixth place with a silver medal, which was won by Shabaab Al-Qahtani in the 46 kg category, and seven bronze medals. The seventh place went to Morocco, eighth to Palestine, and ninth to Libya.
The final round encounters were packed with clubs and excitement in most of the thirteen weights. Arab boxers gave their best levels in an effort to harvest gold and enhance the chances of their country’s team to achieve a leading position.
In his role, Secretary General of Kuwait Boxing Federation Salem Al-Azmi thanked all the delegations for their participation in the 1st Arab Junior Boxing Championship, and their contribution to the success of the championship. He wished success to the winners and best of luck to the boxers who did not succeed in achieving the desired result.
Al-Azmi thanked the trust of the general assembly of the Arab Federation for recommending it as a member of the Board of Directors in the coming period, affirming his pride in this precious confidence, and his keenness to work hand in hand with his brothers – the members of the Board of Directors – for a better future for Arab boxing in general.