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4th Asian U-18 Athletics Championship kicks off

By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: The 4th Asian U-18 Athletics Championship starts on Thursday with the participation of 30 teams, who will compete for four days. The morning session will have one final in the hammer throw for girls, in addition to the preliminaries of the 100m dash for both genders and 400m sprint for boys, in addition to three competitions in the decathlon (100m running, long jump and shotput).

The evening session will see five finals in the shotput for both boys and girls, long jump for girls and 1500m for boys and girls, in addition to the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles. Two more games of the decathlon will be held – high jump and 400m race. Chairman of Kuwait Athletics Association and Chairman of the Organizing Committee Sayyar Al-Enezi said all participating teams have arrived in the country and began training for this continental event.

Meanwhile, the technical meeting of the championship was held Wednesday at Millennium Hotel in the presence of tournament manager Farouq Al-Shaer and representatives from the Asian Athletics Association. He thanked participants for their cooperation with KAA and welcomed them in Kuwait, as the game schedule was approved along with other matters. Shaer thanked Minister of Information and Culture and State Minister for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi and the Public Authority for Sport for their support, which made it easier to organize the tournament.

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