KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti sports delegation headed on Wednesday for the People's Republic of China to participate in the 19th Asian Games, to be held from Sept 23 to Oct 8 in Hangzhou. Kuwait's delegation chief and member of Kuwait Olympic Committee Fatima Hayat said in a statement that Kuwait is participating with 141 male and female players competing in 25 individual and team sports, and they are well equipped to partake in the 19th Asian Games.

The delegation includes Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Sport Faisal Al-Yateem, Kuwait Olympic Committee Assistant Secretary Ali Al-Marri, member of the board of directors of the Olympic Committee Sheikh Jaber Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, committee member Ghazi Al-Jraiwy and head of the president of the Kuwait Olympic Committee office Hamad Al-Adhan.

Kuwait, since its participation in the Asian Games in 1982, has secured 76 medals, as Kuwaiti athletes bagged 24 gold, 22 silver and 30 bronze medals. The 13th Asian Games in Bangkok is considered the most successful session for Kuwait, where it achieved 14 medals. – KUNA