A number of Kuwaiti officials affirmed Thursday that the athletics competition would be the main attraction of the third Gulf Games, scheduled tomorrow Friday until May 31st.
Speaking to the press, head of the Kuwait Athletics Association Sayer Al-Enizi said that the women’s competition would begin tomorrow and will last for three days, while the men’s competition kick-start next Monday.
He indicated that 100 judges would oversee the athletics competition, adding that the Kuwaiti team was fully prepared to face their peers from other GCC countries.
On her part, head of the women’s committee at the association and manager of the Kuwaiti female athletics team Hanan Al-Hardan revealed that 24 female athletes were partaking in the competition, noting that players had been preparing for the Games since February.
She affirmed that Kuwaiti female athletes were in high spirits, hoping that they would ascend the winners’ podium during competition.
The third Gulf Games will kick off Friday in Kuwait with the participation of 1,700 athletes.
The Gulf Games will include 16 competitions held in 12 locations for both male and female athletes including football, handball, Karate, judo and other sports.
Source: Kuwait News Agency