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Kuwait wins 7 medals at Oman Paralympic meet

By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: Tomooh Sports Club athletes returned from Oman with seven medals (2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) after participating in Oman Paralympic International Athletics meet. The delegation was received by Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Sports Hamid Al-Hazeem, Deputy Chairwoman of Tomooh club Huda Al-Khaldi, board members and athletes parents.

Hamid Al-Hazeem congratulated the athletes and the club’s board of directors, and conveyed greetings of information and culture minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Abdelrahman Al-Mutairi and PAS Director General Mahmoud Abul, who are extending all types of support for this group to present their best abilities and enable them to continue their achievements.

Al-Hazeem lauded the athletes achievements and urged them to increase their efforts to make more achievements. Chairwoman of the Board of Tomooh club Rihab Buresli said the club is keen on providing athletes with good atmosphere to improve their level, besides giving them the opportunity to interact, compete, boost their confidence and show their skills during their participation abroad. She said the participation in the meet with 5 athletes was at the invitation of Oman Paralympic Committee (OPC).

Buresli speaking to journalists upon arrival in Kuwait.

Buresli was pleased with the outstanding performance of the athletes who won seven medals and had new records in the meet in which more than 240 athletes. She said that a cooperation protocol was signed with (OPC) to strengthen joint cooperation to take the sports further.

She thanked information and culture minister, state minister for youth affairs, and PAS for their support which enables athletes to excel. All participating athletes were able to stand on the awarding podium as female athlete Haneen Al-Misbah won the 100m race in the T20 category. Mariam Al-Hindi won the silver of the 100m race.

Abdallah Salmeen won the gold medal of the 200m race and the silver of the 100m in the T20 category. Fouzan Al-Qassar won the 200m silver and the 100m bronze of the T20. Hassan Sameer won the bronze medal of the 200m in the T36 category.

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