By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Kuwait national karate team members Joud Tawfiq and Tulay Ahmad are participating in the kata competitions of the Karate Youth League in Limassol, Cyprus from April 25 until May 2. Tawfiq and Ahmad’s participation is their first in the international youth league, which has the best players in the juniors and youth groups participating in the tournament from more than 25 countries.
Members of the board of Kuwait Olympic Committee and Chairwoman of the Women’s Sport Committee Fatima Hayat said she is proud of Kuwaiti athletes participating in one of the most important and largest international karate championships.
“We are proud of having our players in international competitions organized by international federations, and today we are proud of having Joud and Tulay in the karate youth league, which is the result of continued work and keenness to reach the best levels. We wish them all success,” she said.
Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Karate Federation Mohammad Al-Jassem said the participation of Joud and Tulay confirms the improvement of women’s karate in all age groups, adding this participation is the fruit of major efforts and continued support by the board of directors and all committees at the federation. He also lauded the support of the Public Authority for Sport and its Director General Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, and Dr Saqer Al-Mulla, for the participation of the players in international competitions.