KUALA LUMPUR: Kuwaiti swimmer Yousef Al-Askari won gold yesterday in the 200m freestyle event of the 8th Asian Age Group Championships currently held in Bangkok, Thailand, with participation of 31 countries.

In the tourney's second day, Al-Askari ended the competition in the 18 year-old and above category in 01:51.75 minute, coach Ayman Al-Enaizi, head of the Kuwaiti team told KUNA.

Meanwhile, swimmer Abdulaziz Al-Thowaihi finished in sixth place in the 400m freestyle event, Al-Enaizi noted, adding that Kuwaiti swimmer Ahmad Al-Bader is to compete in the 200m breaststroke event tomorrow in addition to swimmer Yousef Al-Loughani in the 1,500m freestyle, 15-17 year-old category, and swimmer Al-Thowaihi in the 100m butterfly event, 15-17 year-old category.

The 8th Asian championship for Age Group is held under the auspices of the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) and is to last until October 7. -KUNA