Saudi Arabia bags 4 karate gold medals in Gulf Games
The Saudi Karate team has bagged seven medals, including four gold, two silver, and one bronze, in the 3rd Gulf Games being held in Kuwait.
Sultan Al-Zahrani claimed the gold in the karate combat competition under 75 kg after defeating Kuwait’s Omar Al-Janaei 4-2 and Oman’s Muhammad Al-Kindi 4-0.
Faraj Al-Nashiri took top spot in the under 84 kg category after overcoming Bahrain’s Salem Al-Juma 6-1 while the Saudi Olympian Tarik Hamdi won gold in the above 85 kg by defeating Kuwait’s Mohammed Al Majadi 2-1.
The fourth gold medal was picked up by Fahd Al Khathami in the under 67 kg category after defeating Kuwait’s Musa Hassan 8-4.
All the karate team players managed to achieve advanced positions and medals during their participation in the competition. The team was supervised by the coaches — Mounir Afkir and Reda Youssef.
In the karate competitions, silver medals were bagged by Yasser Al-Barqi in the under 55 kg after losing in the final to Kuwait’s Sultan Al-Mutairi 3-0, and Bader Al-Otaibi in the under 60 kg after losing to Kuwait’s Abdullah Shaaban 4-2.
Misfer Al-Asmari claimed bronze in the kata competition by beating Oman’s Ali Al-Raisi.