IKFS congratulates Indian athletes winning medals in Rio Olympics
Kuwait: Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society (IKFS), a non-profit socio-cultural friendship association has sent congratulatory messages to Kuwait’s Amir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Shaikh Salman Al-Sabah for winning the Gold Medal by Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani in the Men’s Trap competition and Abdullah Al Rashidi for winning the Olympic bronze in the men’s skeet competition in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
Deehani won bronze in the double trap in Sydney 2000, when he became the first Kuwaiti of any sport to win a medal at the Olympic Games. He won another bronze in the trap competition in London 2012. Both Al Deehani and Al Rashidi were given a jubilant reception upon arriving home from Brazil.
Congratulatory messages were also sent to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Vijay Goel, Indian Minster of Youth Affairs & Sports for winning the Silver Medal by Ninth-seeded shuttler PV Sindhu, the youngest Indian woman ever to win an Olympic Silver medal in the women’s badminton and female wrestler Sakshi Malik bronze medal in the 58kg women’s wrestling category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
President of IKFS, Dr Ghalib Al-Mashoor and Vice President Advocate Sayed Nizar have extolled achievements made by both Kuwaities and Indians at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and suggested to set up tournament venues for the new blood and host teams and athletes and train them before they pass their secondary schools and keep as one of the Curriculums in the school syllabus for any kind of sport activities. This way children can learn and train themselves thru their limited sources while injecting enough funds for training and acquiring first class coaches. On the other hand, If India wishes to host 2020 next Olympics in Delhi, it will definitely promote sports and may boost the economy based on sports tourism even though it may be another less tangible asset but perhaps more valuable benefit in the future exposure of sports loving people.