Kuwaitis continue to dazzle at Gulf Youth Games 

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The Kuwait Karate team pose for a group photo after the awarding ceremony.
The swimming champions celebrate with the Kuwaiti flag.

ABU DHABI, April 28: Kuwait’s swimming champions continued to dazzle at the first Gulf Youth Games hosted by the UAE, securing three gold and two silver medals.

At the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, the relay team comprising Hamad Al-Ghaith, Hassan Zaid, Saud Al-Enezi, and Hamoud Hamed clinched gold in the 200 x 4 m freestyle race. Mohammed Hamed seized gold in the 100 m backstroke race, while Saud Al-Enezi triumphed in the 200 m butterfly race. Additionally, Hassan Rajab and Abdullah Al-Sultan claimed silver in the 400m medley and 100m backstroke, respectively.

In karate, Kuwait concluded its campaign with four new medals, with Omar Jassim securing gold in the individual kata event and Mona Al-Qattan earning silver in the same category. The male and female team kata teams each secured silver medals, bringing Kuwait’s karate tally to 14 at the close of the competition.

Sultan Al-Otaibi clinched gold in judo’s 55 kg category, while Khaled Al-Kandari, Ali Al-Shammari, and Saud Al-Anzi secured bronze in their respective weight categories.

The young women’s 3×3 basketball team clinched the gold medal, defeating Saudi Arabia 21-7 in the final after overcoming the UAE team 17-6 in the semi-finals.

Adding to the haul, the Kuwaiti table tennis team secured another silver medal, with Khadija Al-Halwaji excelling in the young women’s singles event. This added to the team’s previous silver medals in doubles and team competitions.

Looking ahead, the fencing competition is set to commence at the Zayed Sports Complex hall in Fujairah. Kuwait’s delegation, led by administrators Ahmed Hussein and Manal Al-Sardi, coaches Saud Al-Zamil, Tomasudentico, and Jemal Camia Fili, along with 18 male and female players, is geared up for the challenge.

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