By Bader Al-Seleihem (with photos)
KUWAIT, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Taekwondo player Abdullah Al-Farhood
withdrew from the international Taekwondo Trelleborg Open 2013, concluded in
Sweden Saturday, after refusing to play against an Israeli peer.
In a phone call with KUNA, Chairman of Kuwait Taekwondo Federation Waleed
Al-Mirshad said that the move comes in harmony with the State of Kuwait's
deep-rooted policy of boycotting Israel.
He noted that Ali Al-Mirshad had pulled out of the World Taekwondo
Championship in Austria last June for the same reason.
"This withdrawal is a cause for pride to the athlete and his club,"
He pointed out that Farhoud had qualified to the second round of the
competition after defeating a Danish athlete in the first round by 16-4
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