Kuwaiti jockey wins gold at Qatar show
Kuwaiti jockey Ali Al-Kharafi won the gold medal late Friday during his participation in Qatar’s International Show Jumping Championship which began in the capital Doha on Thursday. Kharafi managed to beat 47 other jockeys to win the medal. There are about 170 jockeys from 12 countries, partaking in the tournament.
Kharafi said that he was glad to have won the competition. He took the time to also commend the performances of his teammates Shaker Al-Khathmi and Marshoud AlMarshoud who both won the gold and silver medals during Thursday’s competition. Kharafi also won a silver medal during the course of the championship.
Unfortunately, the Kuwaiti Jockeys will not be able to record the wins under Kuwait’s flag due to the ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Kuwaiti sports. They competed under the banner of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). The tournament concluded yesterday. — KUNA
Kuwaiti jockey Ali Al-Kharafi
Kuwaiti jockey Marshoud Al-Marshoud
Kuwaiti jockey Shaker Al-Khathmi