KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti team has won 15 gold, silver and bronze medals at the world martial arts championship yesterday in Portugal. In the final day of competing, the Kuwaiti athletes managed to increase their medal record to reach 50 medals, which include 19 gold, 20 silver and 11 bronze medals. In a phone call with KUNA on Monday, the team’s manager Abdullah Taqi said he was proud of his team’s achievement during this tournament and raising the Kuwaiti flag. Taqi added that this tournament was organized under the supervision of the World All-styles Championship Association (WAC) and was held in the Portuguese city Caldas da Rainha.
The sports event attracted the participation of around 6,000 fighters from 20 countries, he pointed out. The Kempo Karate is a powerful martial art technique, which does not only depend on strength but speed and accurate observation as well. – KUNA