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Kuwait grabs 77 medals at the Third Gulf Games

By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: Kuwait added silver and bronze medals to its tally at the end of the 13th day of the Third Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait. The Ladies Padel team won the silver medal while the men’s team won bronze. Kuwait maintained its lead of the medals table with a total of 77 medals (28 gold, 22 silver, 27 bronze); Bahrain remained in second with 56 (20 gold, 21 silver, 15 bronze); UAE moved to third place with 42 medals (17 gold, 14 silver, 11 bronze);  Qatar is fourth with 46 medals (14 gold, 19 silver, 13 bronze); Oman moved to fifth place with 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) while Saudi Arabia dropped to sixth with 53 medals (11 gold, 18 silver and 24 bronze).

In the women’s Padel matches, Kuwait lost its final match (1-2) to gold medalist Oman. The bronze went to UAE as they beat the Saudi team with the same result. Meanwhile, the men’s team took the bronze medal, after losing to gold medalist Qatar 0-3 as UAE claimed the silver medal.

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President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah lauded the efforts of the Gulf sports media in covering the events which contributed to the success of the games at the media level. Sheikh Fahad Al-Nasser who visited the media center in the presence of the heads Gulf media delegations on Saturday said the outstanding job of journalists and media crew in covering all competitions had a good effect in promoting the games.


Qatar continues to lead the handball standings after defeating Kuwait 24-23 in their match on Saturday in the third round. Bahrain defeated UAE 26-25. Qatar team raised their points total to 6; Bahrain grabbed 4 points and Kuwait took the third place with one point. Saudi Arabia secured the fourth place with 1 point while UAE remained pointless.


Kuwait Tennis Team defeated UAE’s 3-0. In the first singles match, Essa Qabazard beat Abderahman Al-Janahi 6-4, 7-6 while Abdelhameed Mubarak defeated Fahad Al-Janahi 6-1,6-3. The doubles match saw Kuwait’s Ali Al-Shatti and Bader Antar winning their match 6-0, 6-0. Saudi Arabia defeated Bahrain 3-0. Ammar Al-Haqbani defeated Yousuf Qaed 6-1,6-3.

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