Plenty of winners on penultimate day of Saudi Games 2022

Plenty of winners on penultimate day of Saudi Games 2022
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In the men’s shot put F57, Sultan Al-Habashi won gold, Haidar Sallami won silver, and Abdullah Al-Ghazi won bronze. (supplied)
Plenty of winners on penultimate day of Saudi Games 2022
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The chess competition concluded at the Arkan Sport Complex. (supplied)
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The boxing competition took place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. (supplied)
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Al-Riyadh beat Al-Jouf with a score of 61-33, and Jazan won against Al-Madinah with a score of 42-23. (supplied)
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Updated 07 November 2022

Plenty of winners on penultimate day of Saudi Games 2022

Plenty of winners on penultimate day of Saudi Games 2022
  • The Saudi Games 2022 concludes on Monday, Nov. 7, with the final competitions of athletics, jiujitsu, para-athletics, sailing, triathlon, table tennis, and wheelchair basketball

RIYADH: Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, vice-president of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee and director of the Saudi Games, on Sunday honored the winners of the fencing, handball and climbing competitions.

Princess Delayel Nahar Al-Saud, deputy director of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee and deputy director of the Saudi Games, awarded the medalists of the fencing, athletics, para-athletics and climbing competitions.

Meanwhile, Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Motorsports Company and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, as well as Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Musaed Al-Saud, president of the Saudi Shooting Federation, honored the medalists of the men’s skeet competitions.

The women’s chess medalists were awarded by Princess Rihem bint Saif Al-Islam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, while Prince Saud bin Mishal Al-Saud awarded the male and female boxing medalists.

Finally, Abdulaziz Al-Mesad, secretary of sports and youth at the Saudi Ministry of Sport, honored the karate medalists.

FENCING

The fencing medalists took part in the men’s épée individual category and the women’s sabre individual category.

The event was held in the Al-Riyadh Club, where fencer Ruba Mohammed Al-Masri won the gold medal and Danah Mohammed Al-Qassem won the silver, followed by a joint bronze for Al-Hasna Abdulrahman Al-Hammad and Ahad Al-Muammar.

Turning to the men’s épée individual competitions, fencer Jawad Ali Al-Dawood secured first place with a gold medal, while Zakaria Abdullah Al-Dawood won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Faisal Abed and Hussain Al-Taweel.

SHOOTING

The event concluded on Sunday at the City Public Security Training Shooting Range, where Saeid Al-Mutairi took first place. He was followed by Majed Al-Tamimi with silver and Fahad Al-Harbi with bronze.

KARATE

The competition took place at the KSU Arena.

In the men’s kumite -60 kg category, Emad Al-Malki won gold, and Saud Al-Bashir won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Musafar Al-Dosari and Yasser Al-Barqi.

In the kumite -67 kg category, Omar Al-Azmi earned a gold medal, while Fahad Al-Khatami took silver. This was followed by a joint bronze for Badr Al-Otaibi and Mishary Al-Zaabi.

In the kumite -75 kg category, Raif Al-Turkestani won the gold medal, while Khaled Al-Sheikhi took silver, followed by a joint bronze for Taha Naitah and Ali Barnawi.

As for the kumite -84 kg category, Saleh Al-Quwai won a gold medal, and Mohammed Al-Maliki won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Faraj Al-Nashiri and Mohammed Al-Asiri.

In the kumite +84 kg category, Sanad Sufyani received gold, and Said Qaffas won a silver medal, followed by a joint bronze for Amjad Masoud and Abdulrahman Faisal.

In the women’s kumite open, Wajen Al-Shehri placed first with a gold medal. Maryam Al-Salah won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Lama Al-Saeed and Najlaa Al-Otaibi.

CHESS

The competition concluded at the Arkan Sport Complex.

Chess player Dalia Abdullah Al-Thumairi secured the gold medal, followed by Asma Obeid Al-Jabri with silver and Boudour Mohammed bin Shalesh with bronze.

The men’s classic final also concluded on Sunday with Mohammed Haddouche winning the gold medal, followed by Abdullah Al-Rahaily with silver and Ahmed Al-Thebaiti with bronze.

ATHLETICS

Taking place at the Al-Riyadh Club, the athletics included the men’s 400 meters, the women’s 100 meters, the men’s high jump, and the men’s pole vault.

In the women’s 100 meters, Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh won gold, and Lujain Alwaan secured silver, followed by Yara Abo Al-Jadaeil with bronze.

In the men’s 400 meters, Mazin Al-Yassien secured first place with a gold medal, while Yousef Masrahi won silver, and Ibrahim Futaini won bronze.

In the men’s high jump, Ahmed Al-Tarouti placed won the gold medal, followed by Hussain Al-Duhaim with silver and Khaled Oqbi with bronze.

For the men’s pole vault event, Hussain Al-Hizam secured the gold medal, followed by Ali Al-Qassab with silver and Ahmed Al-Yassien with bronze.

PARA-ATHLETICS

Also featured at the Al-Riyadh Club was the para-athletics event, which included the 100-meter wheelchair racing and men’s shot put.

In the men’s shot put F57, Sultan Al-Habashi won gold, followed by Haidar Sallami with silver, and Abdullah Al-Ghazi with bronze.

In the 100-meter wheelchair racing finals, Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi secured first place and won the gold medal, while Jumaan Al-Zahrani won silver, and Al-Baraa Al-Qurni won bronze.

BOXING

The competition took place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium.

In the women’s -50 kg category, Sarah Al-Shahrani secured gold, while Kulthum Hantol won silver. Both Amel Qassem and Manahel Al-Otaibi won a joint bronze.

As for the -54 kg category, Khadeja Al-Mahi won gold, and Sarah Yahya won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Manal Bamaoda and Seta Al-Salem. 

In the -60 kg category, Hadil Ashour won the gold medal and Raghad Al-Nuaimi won the silver, followed by a joint bronze for Reham Kamal and Noura Hantol.

As for the men’s -60 kg category, boxer Mohammed Al-Keridis won gold, and Ziad Al-Majrashi won silver, followed by a joint bronze for Rashid Mohammed and Thamer Al-Matrafi.

In the -67 kg category, Rakan Al-Thaqafi secured first place winning the gold, while Mohammed Salem won silver. A joint bronze went to Hassan Kaabi and Hussein Hawsawi.

Moving to the -80 kg category, Salman Hamada won the gold medal, while Mohammed Al-Subhi won the silver medal. Taking a joint bronze was Mostafa Nada and Abdulaziz Al-Khazim.

HANDBALL

In a gripping final match at the KSU Arena, Al-Khaleej beat Al-Hilal with a close call of 38-34 and won the gold medal. Al-Noor won against Al-Taraji with a score of 35-34, taking bronze.

SPORT CLIMBING

The event concluded at the Fan Zone in Al-Nakheel Mall.

In the women’s lead, Rowaida Al-Erwi secured first place and won the gold medal, followed by Fatmah Qari with silver, and Sarah Al-Qunaibet with bronze.

Turning to the men’s lead, Abdulrahman Abu Ghazalah won the gold medal, while Nidal Degnah received a silver, and Abdullah bin Laden won bronze.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

The wheelchair basketball games continued on Sunday at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium Paralympics Court, where Al-Riyadh beat Al-Jouf with a score of 61-33, and Jazan won against Al-Madinah with a score of 42-23.

COMING UP

The Saudi Games 2022 concludes on Monday, Nov. 7, with the final competitions of athletics, jiujitsu, para-athletics, sailing, triathlon, table tennis, and wheelchair basketball.


Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 in final group game at World Cup

Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 in final group game at World Cup
Updated 57 min 12 sec ago

Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 in final group game at World Cup

Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 in final group game at World Cup
  • Aboubakar was sent off with a second yellow card for taking off his shirt during his celebration
  • Brazil finished with six points, the same as Switzerland

LUSAIL, Qatar: Vincent Aboubakar scored with a header two minutes into stoppage time in Cameroon’s 1-0 win over Brazil at the World Cup on Friday, a result that still allowed the five-time champions to win the group and eliminated the Africans.
Aboubakar was then sent off with a second yellow card for taking off his shirt during his celebration.
Brazil, which had already reached the knockout stage after victories over Serbia and Switzerland, will face South Korea in the round of 16.
Brazil finished with six points, the same as Switzerland but the South Americans had a better goal difference. The Swiss also advanced and will face Portugal. Cameroon ended with four points and Serbia one.
Coach Tite rested nearly all of his regular starters and made 10 changes from the win against Switzerland on Monday.
Brazil was still without the injured Neymar, but the star forward was at Lusail Stadium to watch the match with his teammates.


Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup

Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup
Updated 03 December 2022

Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup

Switzerland beat Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup
  • Remo Freuler scored the winning goal just after halftime as the Swiss secured second place in Group G
  • They will next face Portugal on Tuesday at Lusail Stadium

DOHA: Switzerland advanced to the last 16 of the World Cup for the third tournament in a row after a 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday.
Remo Freuler scored the winning goal just after halftime as the Swiss secured second place in Group G. They will next face Portugal on Tuesday at Lusail Stadium.
Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland ahead early in the first half before Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic responded for Serbia. Breel Embolo evened the score just before halftime.
Switzerland needed a win to guarantee themselves a place in the knockout round after beating Cameroon and losing to Brazil in their opening two games. The team reached the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and again four years later in Russia. They lost 1-0 in both matches, to Argentina and Sweden, respectively.
Against Portugal, the Swiss will be looking to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since hosting the competition in 1954.


Ronaldo ‘insulted’ by South Korean player in World Cup loss

Ronaldo ‘insulted’ by South Korean player in World Cup loss
Updated 02 December 2022

Ronaldo ‘insulted’ by South Korean player in World Cup loss

Ronaldo ‘insulted’ by South Korean player in World Cup loss
  • The 37-year-old skipper looked miffed and ambled off slowly when his number went up in the 65th minute
  • "He was angry with the player from Korea and everyone saw that," Santos said

DOHA: Cristiano Ronaldo was “insulted” by a South Korean player as he was substituted during Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup defeat on Friday, coach Fernando Santos said.
The 37-year-old skipper looked miffed and ambled off slowly when his number went up in the 65th minute.
Santos denied that was because he was upset at being hooked.
“He was angry with the player from Korea and everyone saw that,” Santos said after his side topped Group H despite conceding in injury time to fall to defeat for the first time in Qatar.
“The player was insulting him, telling him to go away (get off the pitch) so that’s why he was angry and everyone saw that.
“I saw the interaction with the Korean player and have no doubt about it.”
Becoming irritated by the line of questioning, Santos added: “He (the Korean player) was not aggressive, he was verbally aggressive.
“He was speaking in English to Cristiano and Cristiano said, ‘Well, perhaps he did not have a good day.’“
South Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom attempted to play down the controversy.
“I didn’t see it, I was too tired,” he said. “I was looking at the ground, so I didn’t see it and I have nothing to say.”


Uruguay beats Ghana 2-0 at World Cup but both teams out

Uruguay beats Ghana 2-0 at World Cup but both teams out
Updated 02 December 2022

Uruguay beats Ghana 2-0 at World Cup but both teams out

Uruguay beats Ghana 2-0 at World Cup but both teams out
  • Suarez was distraught on the sidelines and covered his face
  • Suarez had been substituted when the screen at Al-Janoub Stadium suddenly flashed that South Korea was in second place

AL-WAKRAH, Qatar: This time, Luis Suarez cried on the sidelines after Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup despite a 2-0 win over Ghana on Friday.
The result also put Ghana out of the competition.
Suarez played a key role in both first-half goals scored by Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Uruguay appeared headed for the round of 16 after inflicting more pain on Ghana 12 years after their now-infamous meeting in the quarterfinals at the World Cup in South Africa.
Then, Suarez denied Ghana a winning goal with a deliberate handball on the goal-line and having been sent off, he celebrated wildly on the sidelines when Ghana missed the resultant penalty.
Uruguay were in a position to go through in Qatar until South Korea’s late goal gave it a 2-1 win over Portugal in the other Group H game. That meant Uruguay needed to score one more goal in the dying minutes of its game to qualify.
They didn’t and were eliminated because they had scored fewer goals than South Korea in the group stage. Suarez was distraught on the sidelines and covered his face with his shirt having been substituted in what was likely his last World Cup appearance.
Uruguay’s goals came in a six-minute spell soon after Ghana raised more memories of the 2010 quarterfinal by missing a penalty.
A Suarez shot led to De Arrascaeta’s opener and Suarez set up the second with a clever pass that De Arrascaeta volleyed in. After those two strikes, Uruguay thought it was on its way to the knockouts.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew, the team’s only survivor from the 2010 squad, had his penalty saved by Sergio Rochet in the 21st minute and the game changed immediately after that. De Arrascaeta scored in the 26th and 32nd minutes to crush Ghana hopes.
But the Uruguayans were ultimately also crushed.
Suarez had been substituted when the screen at Al-Janoub Stadium suddenly flashed that South Korea was in second place in the group after a late goal against Portugal.
Uruguay surged forward in search of the goal that would have put it through. Substitutes Maximiliano Gomez and Sebastian Coates both missed late chances and Suarez was crying after the final whistle.


Saudi motorsport chiefs predict ‘best ever’ Red Bull Car Park Drift world final in Jeddah

Saudi motorsport chiefs predict ‘best ever’ Red Bull Car Park Drift world final in Jeddah
Updated 02 December 2022

Saudi motorsport chiefs predict ‘best ever’ Red Bull Car Park Drift world final in Jeddah

Saudi motorsport chiefs predict ‘best ever’ Red Bull Car Park Drift world final in Jeddah
  • Jeddah will host 21 drifters from 18 different countries who will battle it out to be named the Red Bull Car Park Drift King

JEDDAH: For the first time ever the Red Bull Car Park Drift World Final will be held in Saudi Arabia on December 8 in Jeddah.

Organizers Saudi Motorsport Company and Jeddah Corniche Circuit are promising fans the “best ever” season-ending event as tickets for the final have gone on sale.

Jeddah will host 21 drifters from 18 different countries who will battle it out to be named the Red Bull Car Park Drift King of Drift for 2022. 

Expert power control, pure pace, and the most delicate of touches will be the difference between victory and defeat for the competitors, set to deliver packed grandstands and a festive atmosphere.

For Saudi motorsport fans, the event will welcome three competitors from the Kingdom. Those drivers will be confirmed at a qualifying event on 3 December.

With tickets available for all fans of high octane, Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) CEO, Martin Whitaker, said he is counting down the days to one of Jeddah’s biggest automotive moments. 

“I believe the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is one of the best ever venues in the long and impressive history of the Red Bull Car Park Drift and we expect an event which is more than equal to this stunning location,” he said.

“This is such a special event for the region, and we are so proud to be able to bring it to Jeddah and give drifting fans the chance to experience world-class competition.

“Of course, with three Saudi Arabian drivers competing in the final we expect the crowd to be more enthusiastic than ever and how special it would be to see a local driver crowned the King of Drift,” he added.

The Saudi drivers will go head-to-head with drifters who qualified in competitions from Jamaica to Mauritius, Sri Lanka to Pakistan, Kenya to South Africa, while the series also travelled through Poland, Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, as well as Qatar, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon.