On the third day of the Gulf Cooperation Council Games (GCC Games) on Wednesday in Kuwait, Saudi swimmer Ali Al-Issa won gold in the 100-meter backstroke event. Al-Issa took first place with a timing of 59.79 seconds.
Ahmed Al-Yassin also won the gold medal in decathlon competition with 7,270 points, while Saeed Mabrouk of Saudi Arabia claimed silver with 7,017 points.
Runner Muzna Al-Nassar finished third in the 5000-meter run with a time of 20 minutes, 33 seconds, repeating her bronze medal performance from Day 2.
With a timing of 20.92 seconds, Saudi runner Fahad Al-Subaie took silver in the men’s 200-meter race, while his teammate Mahmoud Hafez took bronze with a time of 21.13 seconds.
Yousef Asiri received bronze in the men’s 5000-meter race with a time of 14 minutes and 14 seconds.
ذهــــبـــيــة 100 متر ظهر 🏊♂️
– السبّاح ‘علي العيسى’ 🥇
— Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee (@saudiolympic) May 18, 2022
Also in athletics, Ahmed Al-Taruti won bronze in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.1 metres.
After finishing third in the men’s team shooting competition, Mohammed Al-Sharida, Fahd Al-Mutairi, and Faisal Al-Dajani claimed a set of bronze medal.
It may be mentioned that Saudi athletes won eight new medals to their tally in the GCC Games on Tuesday, including two golds and one silver.
The GCC Games 2022 is the third edition of the multi-sport event which is taking place in Kuwait from May 22 to May 31. More than 1500 athletes and 500 are competing in 16 sports.
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