Kuwait Special Olympics badminton team shines in Abu Dhabi

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A Kuwaiti winner displays his medals on the podium.

ABU DHABI, May 13: Kuwait’s Special Olympics Badminton Team secured a triumphant sweep, clinching three coveted medals – gold, silver, and bronze – in the Gulf Badminton Competition held as part of the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed Walid showcased his prowess, securing the bronze medal in the men’s singles category during the final day of the competition. His outstanding performance included a victory against a formidable player from the Bahraini Special Olympics team.

Walid and his teammate, Fawzan Al-Qassar, claimed the silver medal in the men’s doubles event. Despite a loss to the Omani Special Olympics team in the second match, they triumphed in the initial bout against the Saudi Special Olympics team.

Hanaa Al-Zawawi, President of Special Olympics Kuwait, congratulated the players for their remarkable achievements. She dedicated their success to the nation’s leadership, the Kuwaiti populace, and the players’ families. Al-Zawawi commended the Kuwaiti players for their stellar performance throughout the tournament, emphasizing their unwavering enthusiasm, dedication, and determination.

Al-Zawawi expressed pride in the team’s ability to uphold Kuwait’s sporting reputation for individuals with intellectual disabilities. She extended gratitude to the players, as well as the technical and administrative staff, the Kuwaiti Special Olympics community, the Al-Tomooh Club, and the parents for their unwavering support. Furthermore, she thanked the UAE Special Olympics for their exceptional organization and warm hospitality, along with the regional presidency of the Special Olympics for their contributions to the event’s success.

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