Saudi national karate champion wins gold medal in Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

October 19, 2018 Off By Web Desk

A Saudi Karate Champion Called Mohammed Asiri, has won a gold medal in the Buenos Aires Summer Youth Olympic Games, which concluded on Wednesday.

It was for the first time that Saudi Arabia had won a gold medal in an Olympics after the Kingdom started participating in the Olympic Games since 1972

Asiri bagged gold in the category of 61kg, beating his Jordanian rival at the third Olympic Youth Games. Turki Al-Asheikh, chairman of the general sports authority, congratulated Asiri on this remarkable achievement and announced a reward of SR1 million for him.

Asiri expressed his happiness with this historic achievement. Hamdallah to Allah, I was able to achieve my ambition in this Olympic Games, during which I was able to take the crowning position, raise my country’s flag and play the Royal Anthem of my dear homeland in this world forum. I present this feat to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, and to my parents and all my fellow athletes.

Source: International Islamic News Agency