Amir honors Kuwaiti wheelchair champion
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has ordered honoring Kuwaiti athlete Ahmad Naqa Al-Mutairi with the ‘Kuwait first-degree medal with the ribbon’ for winning the gold medal in the 100-m wheelchair race during the 15th Paralympics tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah said the champion was also awarded KD 50,000 and a housing plot of land. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad lauded the distinguished sports achievement made by Mutairi who proved that the Kuwaiti youth could overcome all difficulties.
Emerging from the audience with His Highness the Amir, held at Bayan Palace, the athlete Al-Mutairi expressed pride for earning His Highness’ honoring. “I am proud of this accomplishment and by God’s will, I’ll achieve more in the future,” he said.
Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Board Chairman of the Public Authority for Sports, accompanied the racer during His Highness the Amir’s audience.
Addressing His Highness the Amir during the audience, Minister Sheikh Salman boastfully stated that the champion Mutairi and the other Kuwaiti athletes took part in the Rio competitions for special needs, “the Flag of Kuwait .. and they are not suspended, grace to God. They have made excellent results in the 100-meter race scoring a new Olympic record.”
Minister Sheikh Salman added that the national sports authorities specialized for the Kuwait Disabled Sport Club a plan to be implemented in the coming four years, so that further accomplishments can be made.
Elaborating, he indicated that the victorious champion Mutairi, in addition to the KD 50,000 award, will be getting an extra monthly financial allotment in appreciation for his accomplishments. Minister Sheikh Salman assured His Highness the Amir that the national sports would make more achievements, “with Your Highness’s support and encouragement.” The audience was also attended by Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah and General Director of the public authority, Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
Meanwhile, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, Mutairi, accompanied by Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud along with Members of Kuwait’s Disabled Sports Club (KDSC). His Highness the Crown Prince hailed Mutairi’s outstanding performance, and urged all athletes to work harder to achieve more achievements at regional and international sport events.
The meeting was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince’s Diwan Protocol Chief Sheikh Mubarak Sabah Al-Salem AlSabah, Honorary President of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club Sheikha Shaikha Abdullah AlSabah, Director General of PAS Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his deputy Dr Humoud Fleitah.
Later, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Mutairi, accompanied by Sheikh Salman and Dr Fleitah. During the meeting, His Highness the Prime Minister lauded the achievements made by all Kuwaiti champions, and their efforts made to raise the Kuwaiti flag at any international sports event. —KUNA
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets with Kuwaiti Paralympic athlete Ahmad Naqa Al-Mutairi, in the presence of Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and other officials.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets with Kuwaiti Paralympic athlete Ahmad Naqa Al-Mutairi, in the presence of Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and other officials.
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah honors the champion Ahmad Naqa Al-Mutairi for winning the gold medal in the 100m wheelchair race during the 15th Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi. —KUNA
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is pictured with athlete Ahmad Al-Mutairi and members of Kuwait’s Disabled Sports Club (KDSC).