HANGZHOU: Kuwaiti athlete Yaqoub Al-Youha secured the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles race on Monday during the 19th Asian Games in China. Youha clocked an impressive time of 13.41 seconds, sharing the win with Japan's Shunya Takayama in a photo finish. Meanwhile, the bronze medal went to China's Xu Zhuoyi.
Youha's journey to the final of the 110-m hurdles was marked by outstanding performances, as he topped the qualifiers with a time of 13.69 seconds. With Youha's gold medal, Kuwait's medal tally at the Asian Games has now reached six medals, including two golds, three silvers and one bronze.
President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Al-Nasser Al-Sabah said the meeting of HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with the players and his motivational words had a great impact on their achievements in various competitions of the 19th Asian Games.
In a press statement, Sheikh Fahad praised the gold medal won by Youha in the 110-m hurdles at the 19th Asian Games. He expressed hope to continue winning medals and raising the Kuwaiti flag high in all continental and international forums. – KUNA