Kuwait’s Zankawi Shines with Silver Medal at Asia Athletics Championship

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BANGKOK, July 15, (KUNA): Kuwait’s athlete Issa Al-Zankawi won Saturday a silver medal at the Asian Athletics Championship currently held in the Thai capital of Bangkok, raising his country’s record to two medals. Secretary of the Kuwait Athletics Federation (KAF) Hussein Al- Dashti told KUNA over the phone that Al-Zankawi won the second place at the Disc contest achieving outstanding progress with 60.23 meters.

Al-Dashti added that this medal came after the bronze one won by Kuwait’s athlete Yaqoub Al-Youha in the final of the 110-meter hurdles two days ago, praising the achievement of both Al-Zankawi and Al-Youha in the championship. He said there are still hopes for getting more medals at the game, which concludes Sunday, tomorrow. He said the tourney kicked off last Wednesday has shown highlevel technical performance in light of the participation of the Asian teams with the best athletes, in preparation for the global championship due in Hungary next month and the Asian games to be hosted by China in September. Al-Dashti thanked KAF chairman and members and technical, and administrative teams for their big role in backing Kuwaiti athletes.

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