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Bin Futais ranks 24th in skeet shooting, and Victor leaves from the round No. 32 in judo


Victor Scvortov, the player of our national judo team, lost his opening match at round 32nd under 73 Kg within the 32nd Summer Olympic Games hosted at the Japanese capital, Tokyo, during the period (23rd July – 8th August), with the participation of 11839 athletes competing in 33 sports, of 339 competitions in 48 sports facilities.


The opening match that Viktor Scvortov played against his Swedish rival Tommy Machias witnessed a contest between the two players, as Victor scored first before the Swedish Machias equalize the score seconds before the end of the original match time to end the match in his favor and qualified to the 16th round.

Our national team shooter, Saif Bin Futais, ranked 24th in the final skeet shooting ranking table with 117 points out of 5 rounds divided over two days. The American Vincent Hancock won the third gold meda in his career after the two gold medals that he won in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, while the Danish Jesper Hansen won the silver medal in the competition, and the Kuwaiti Abdullah Al-Rashidi won the bronze medal.

The skeet shooting competition witnessed the participation of 5 Arab shooters, namely Saif bin Futais, Kuwaiti Abdullah Al-Rashidi and his compatriot Mansour Al-Rashidi, who ranked 16th, the Egyptian shooter Azmi Muhaliba ranked the 19th, and Saudi Saeed Al-Mutairi ranked the 22nd , while the Egyptian Mostafa Hamdi ranked the 29th.

Saif bin Futais explained that his participation, arrival at the Tokyo Olympics and his preparation for the event was not an easy matter in light of the closure of most clubs and sports facilities due to the conditions of the Corona virus “Covid-19”, which affected everyone, noting that he played the role of coach, administrator and shooter throughout the last stage, where the period witnessed that preceded the Olympic Games great challenges in the preparation, establishment of camps and internal and external gatherings, thanking the National Olympic Committee, the General Sports Authority and the Archery Federation for their support and efforts over the past period.

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