Kuwait National Team Claims Third Medal in Thailand

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KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Ibrahim Al-Dhafiri, a talented athlete from Kuwait, secured a remarkable achievement by winning the bronze medal in the 800-meter race at the recently concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Clocking in at an impressive one minute, 46 seconds, and 11 parts of a second, Al-Dhafiri’s outstanding performance contributed to Kuwait’s overall success in the championship, elevating their medal count to one silver and two bronze.

Hussein Dashti, Secretary of the Kuwaiti Football Association, expressed his delight in a phone conversation with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), acknowledging the significance of Al-Dhafiri’s victory. The race witnessed fierce competition, with Qatari athlete Abdullah Haider taking home the gold medal and Indian athlete Kumar Karshan securing the silver. Dashti highlighted the high level of competition demonstrated throughout the championship.

Reflecting on the accomplishments of Kuwait’s athletes in this prestigious continental championship, Dashti emphasized the positive outcome given the strong caliber of participating teams. He underscored the federation’s commitment to enhancing the skills and abilities of their athletes, aiming for even greater results in future competitions.

Dashti commended the achievements of the Kuwaiti players in the championship, including Issa Al-Zankawi and Yaqoob Al-Youha. Al-Zankawi secured the silver medal in the discus throwing competition, while Al-Youha claimed the bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles. Their commendable performances further added to Kuwait’s overall success and highlighted the nation’s growing athletic prowess. (KUNA) 

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