KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The silver medal won in the Foil category, at Asia U-23 Championship in the Philippine capital Manila, was an unprecedented achievement for the team, Kuwait Fencing player Ali Fadhil said on Saturday.
Fadhil said in a telephone conversation with KUNA that he was happy to receive this medal and reach the finals in this tournament, which he described was a fierce competition in all rounds.
Fadhil added that he would like to present this victory and achievement to the political leadership and Kuwaiti people, expressing his thanks to the General Authority for Sport for its care to the sport of fencing.
Fadhil pointed out that the team's delegation includes Khaled Abdulkarim, Jacob Al-Shatti, and Ahmad Awad as players, in addition to Italian coach Andrei Macaro and technical director Abdulkarim Al-Shamlan.
Participants in the tournament included North Korea, China, Iraq and Thailand, in addition to the host nation. (end)