WASHINGTON, Jan 10 – Kuwait’s Tareq Al-Qallaf won the gold medal, in the North American Cup (NAC) Wheelchair, Men’s Epee competition, held in the US Utah’s state capital Salt Lake City, which runs until tomorrow (Sunday).
In the final game, Al-Qallaf defeated Aleksandr Ibragimov from Russia 15-6.
In statements to KUNA, Al-Qallaf said that, he dedicated this win to the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as well as, all Kuwaitis.
He noted that he partakes in two other categories of the competition: Saber and foil later on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Al-Qallaf hoped that he could achieve several wins after maintaining the title of world’s epee champion for the seventh year in a row.
The Kuwaiti champion expressed his pride, when he raises his country’s flag in the international competitions, notably the US one.
He voiced his gratitude to the Kuwaiti Embassy’s staff and Ambassador, Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah for their support.