Swimming Bou Arish Starts His Participation In Tokyo 2020 Tomorrow

  • July 29, 2021

The Saudi Olympic football team ended its participation in the 32nd Summer Olympics hosted by the Japanese capital, Tokyo, by losing its last match against the leaders of Group D, the Brazilian team, 3-1, in the meeting that brought them together today, Wednesday, at the Saitama International Stadium, in the presence of HRH, the President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, HH, his deputy, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, and a member of the official Saudi delegation, President of the Saudi Football Federation, Yasser Al-Mishal.

Al-Ruwaie: We lost in small parts

In the press conference that followed the match, assistant coach Ahmed Al-Ruwaie said that they, as a technical team for the Saudi team, were convinced of the level of the team during the session, adding that they performed well against the champion of the previous session and the most prominent candidate to snatch the gold in the current session, the Brazilian team.

Al-Ruwaie indicated that their reading of the match as a technical team was suitable for the Brazilian national team. Still, some parts of football change the course of games, stressing that the Olympics allow Al-Akhdar players to interact with the stars of other groups.

While the player, Khalifa Al-Dosari, said that the Olympic Games were high in strength and competition, in addition to the rapid pace of play, stressing that they deserved to win in the previous matches, but they were not successful.

Injury prevents Al Hamid from competing for medals

In the weightlifting competitions, the injury prevented the Saudi weightlifter, Mahmoud Al Hamid, from competing for one of the first three places after he was exposed to it in his second attempt in the jerk. Al Humaid came in twelfth place in the 73 kg weight category after collecting 306 points, thus ending his participation in the tournament.

HRH, the head of the mission and HH, his deputy, reassured Al Humaid directly after the end of his competition.

Bou Arish ends his preparation for tomorrow

The Saudi swimming team player, Youssef Bou Arish, will start participating in the Tokyo Olympics in the 100m butterfly race at 1:30 pm tomorrow, Thursday, Kingdom time, in the (Tokyo Aquatics Center) hall. Bou Arish had prepared for the course in an internal camp in the city of Dammam from the end of last year until the middle of last month.

HRH, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, continued the last training of the swimmer on Wednesday morning.

Rowing competition resumes

In the rowing competitions, Hussein Ali Reda will resume his career in the tournament when he participates in the first semi-final (CD) to determine the positions from 13 to 24 for the men’s singles rowing competition.

Reda is participating in this race after finishing sixth in the competition’s quarter-finals, held at the beginning of the week.