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Kuwait secures medals in athletics, swimming contests at GCC Video games

Via Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: The third Gulf Video games concluded its athletics self-discipline Thursday with a flurry of actions and heated pageant in each males’s and ladies’s contests. The ladies’s top bounce contest noticed Nadia Al-Haqan from Kuwait profitable the gold medal with a 1.53 meters, adopted by means of her compatriot Dalal Faraj with 1.50 meters and Saudi Arabia’s Raghad Abu Arish with 1.45 meters.

The ladies’s 200 meters race had Kuwait’s Mudhawi Al-Shammari profitable gold with a time of 23.74 secs, adopted by means of Bahrain’s Zenab Mahamat with 23.88 secs and her compatriot Iman Essa 24.35 secs. The ladies’s hammer throw noticed Hana Al-Touqi from Oman bagging the gold medal with a 49.36 meters adopted by means of Rania Al-Naji from Qatar with 47.00 m and Wedad Robari from UAE with a 40.63 m.

Within the girls’s 1,500 meters race, Winfred Yavi from Bahrain used to be first with a time of four:07.24 mins adopted by means of her teammate Tigest Mekonen with 4:20.44 mins whilst Amal Al-Roumi from Kuwait used to be 3rd with 4:20.11 mins. The ladies’s 5,000 meters race had Bontu Rebitu from Bahrain profitable gold with a time of 15:51.04 mins, whilst her teammate Tigist Belay used to be in 2d position with 15:53.76 mins and Saudi Miznah Al-Nassar used to be in 3rd with 20:33.43 mins. The ladies’s 4×400 relay noticed Bahrain profitable gold in 3:48.00 mins, beating UAE with 4:20.55 mins and Kuwait with 4:25.16 mins, respectively.

Swimmers participate within the males’s 800m freestyle pageant all through the at Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed aquarium complicated.

Males’s athletics

The boys’s 4X400 relay had Bahrain in first position with a time of three:06.20 mins, Saudi Arabia used to be 2d with 3:06.37 mins and Qatar used to be 3rd with 3:07.27 mins. Within the males’s 5,000 meters race, Albert Rop from Bahrain received gold with 13:44.70 mins, whilst his teammate Dawit Admasu received silver with 13:48.06 mins and Yousuf Al-Ansari from Saudi Arabia used to be 3rd with 14:14.97 mins.

Within the males’s Decathlon – 1,500 meters, Majid Al-Zaid from Kuwait used to be first with 4:35.65 mins, adopted by means of Saudi Arabia’s Saeed Mubarak with 4:36.25 mins and his teammate Ahmad Al-Yaseen with 4:36.25 mins. The boys’s 1,500 meters race Abdirahman Hassan from Qatar received first position with 4:02.93 mins, adopted by means of Musab Ali, additionally from Qatar, with 4:04.32 mins and Kuwait’s Khalid Al-Harbi used to be 3rd with 4:06.36 mins.

The boys’s hammer throw noticed Ahmad Al-Sify profitable gold with 69.40 meters adopted by means of Ali Zankawi from Kuwait with 66.97 meters and Mahmoud Elgohary from Bahrain with 64.68 meters. The boys’s 200 meters race had Yaqoob Yaqoob from Bahrain profitable gold in 20.91 seconds. Fahhhad Al-Subaie from Saudi Arabia received silver with 20.91 seconds and his teammate Mahmoud Ibrahim received the bronze medal with 21.13 seconds. The boys’s Prime bounce had Mutaz Barsham from Qatar and his compatriot Ali Hamdi profitable gold with a 2.15 meters, and Ahmad Al-Tarouti from Saudi Arabia profitable bronze with 2.10 meters.

Kuwait’s Nadia Al-Haqan (proper) and Dalal Faraj have fun their gold and silver medals, respectively, within the top bounce contest.


The Kuwaiti taking pictures workforce received 4 medals — two gold, one silver, and one bronze — all through Thursday’s competitions. The development on the Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Capturing Complicated noticed Talal Al-Rashidi, Nasser Al-Meqled and Abdulrahman Al-Faihan securing the gold medal within the males’s groups’ entice taking pictures. The UAE and Saudi Arabia got here in 2d and 3rd respectively. Within the males’s singles’ entice taking pictures, Kuwait’s Meqled struck gold whilst silver and bronze went to his compatriots Rashidi and Faihan.

As for the 10m singles rifle taking pictures tournament, Oman’s Salem Al-Nab’ee received gold, whilst UAE’s Ibrahim Khalil received silver and Oman’s Essam Al-Bloushi received bronze. Oman received any other gold medal within the 25m rapid-fire pistol pageant by way of shooter Mu’ath Al-Bloushi. The silver and bronze medals went to Bahrainis Abdulmajed Abdulkhaleq and Abdullah Rahma respectively.

Kuwait’s Nasser Al-Meqled (heart), Talal Al-Rashidi (left) and Abdulrahman Al-Faihan have fun with their gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, within the males’s singles’ entice taking pictures tournament.


Within the Swimming self-discipline, Kuwait swimmers endured their dominance at the medals desk all through the second one day of pageant as they amassed 3 gold medals and one silver out of 4 competitions. Abbas Qali received the gold medal within the 100 meters butterfly tournament in 54.16 seconds, adopted by means of his teammate Waleed Abdelaziz who received silver in 54.22 seconds and Mohamed Mohamed from Qatar received bronze in 55.66 seconds.

Within the males’s 800m freestyle, Sauod Al-Shamroukh from Kuwait received gold in 8:38.55 mins adopted by means of Issa Adawi from Oman with 8:45.49 mins and Kareem Salah from Qatar in 9:00.46 mins. Within the males’s 100m backstroke, Ali Al-Essa from Saudi Arabia received gold in 59.79 seconds, adopted by means of Omar Al-Rowaila from Bahrain in 59.94 seconds and Yousef Aboelela in 1:00.22 mins. Within the males’s 4x100m freestyle relay, Kuwait used to be first in 3:31.02 mins, Qatar 2d in 3:35.07 mins and Oman used to be 3rd in 3:36.quarter-hour.

Gold medalist Abbas Qali of Kuwait (heart), silver medalist Waleed Abdelaziz of Kuwait (left) and bronze medalist Mohamed Mohamed of Qatar pose at the podium after the realization of the 100 meters butterfly race.

President of the World Swimming Federation (FINA) Hussein Al-Musallam of Kuwait stated the GCC Video games must be held ceaselessly because of its sure have an effect on on athletes and the improvement in their technical ranges. “We’re glad to host the 3rd video games within the nation,” he stated, including that there used to be a high quality shift so far as data era, effects and group is going, along with linking all data in a joint gadget during the video games’ web page.

He stated a number of the positives of the video games is the ladies’s participation for the primary time, as Kuwait insisted on organizing the development which is the primary amassing for GCC athletes following the Tokyo 2020 Olympics “which is an fulfillment by itself.” Musallam recommended the foremost function and beef up of the federal government to verify the video games’ good fortune, and he lauded the cooperation between more than a few govt businesses lead by means of Public Authority for Recreation.



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