Women in Karate: Al-Fatah’s Triumph Reflects Growing Talent and Determination

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 29:  Al-Fatah Sports Club secured victory in the Al-Ittihad Open Karate Championship for girls during the local sports season (2023/2024). Organized by the Kuwait Karate Federation, the three-day event concluded on Wednesday, drawing approximately 150 players from 15 clubs, each with a specialized academy. Held at the Al-Ittihad Hall of the Salmiya Club, the tournament featured categories for buds, cubs, youth, and general participants.

Al-Fatah dominated the competition, amassing 36 points, establishing a significant lead over Al-Oyoun Girls Club, which secured 9 points. The Kuwait Club claimed the third spot, also with 9 points but lagging behind due to Al-Fatah’s higher number of first-place wins.

Souad Al-Roumi, the head of the women’s committee in the federation, highlighted the tournament’s distinction with a substantial female player turnout across various martial arts, including kumite and kata exhibition competitions at different age levels. She congratulated the successful female athletes and emphasized the event’s role in discovering talents of all ages. Al-Roumi expressed the federation’s commitment to supporting women’s sports and encouraging Kuwaiti girls to engage in athletic pursuits.

Saad Al-Rashidi, the coach of the Kuwaiti karate team, praised the tournament’s overall high standard. He acknowledged the efforts of the Kuwaiti Karate Federation’s president and members for their dedication to developing women’s sports in the discipline. Al-Rashidi stressed the significance of local tournaments in selecting Karate Blue players for international competitions. He expressed admiration for the determination and passion displayed by Kuwaiti girls in pursuing their favorite sport.

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