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KUNA : Al-Rashidi Abdullah Al-Rashidi: I am proud of raising the Kuwaiti flag at the (Tokyo 2020) Olympics, and winning the bronze in skeet – Sports


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Shooting champion Abdullah Al-Rashidi: Proud of raising the flag of Kuwait at the Tokyo Olympics

KUWAIT, July 31 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Tariqi Al-Rashidi expressed on Saturday his pride in raising the flag of the State of Kuwait in the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and winning the bronze medal in men’s skeet shooting.
This came in a statement made by Al-Rashidi to reporters upon his return and some members of the Kuwaiti delegation participating in the tournament to the country, where they were received by Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi and Chairman of the Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
Al-Rashidi added on the sidelines of his reception at Kuwait International Airport that despite the limited time factor in preparation for the championship, he was able to snatch the bronze medal in the skate competition, dedicating this victory to the leadership and people of Kuwait.
He expressed his thanks to the Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, President of the Olympic Committee, and Director General of the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Sports, Dr. Hammoud Fleiteh, for their great support to him and all Kuwaiti athletes and for overcoming the problems they face.
He stated that Kuwait shooters made a great effort and their numbers were high in shooting competitions, but they were not successful.
It is worth noting that Al-Rashidi’s participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is his seventh Olympic participation during his sports career, during which he won the bronze medal twice in a row in (Rio de Janeiro) and (Tokyo). (end) my.fr.msa.ma

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