Kuwaiti Abdul Rahman Al-Faihan failed to win any medal in the final of the pit shooting competition yesterday at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, while the young Egyptian swimmer Youssef Ramadan reached the semi-finals of the 100-meter butterfly race, and for the third day in a row, the Arabs did not win any medal from all metals.
Al-Faihan reached the final, which included six shooters, after he succeeded in qualifying from the qualifying rounds, after a competition that included 29 participants.
In the first round of the final, shooters must hit as many as 25 bowls to qualify for the next round, but Al Faihan finished last out of the six with just 18 bowls to get out of the competition first.
Czechs Jiri Liptak and David Kostelecki went to the decisive round, where they set an Olympic record with their injuries in the final 43 according to, before they decided to the play-off “whoever fails to hit first loses”, won by Liptak 7-6 in his favour, while Britain’s Matthew John Coord Holly won Bronze.
Al-Fayhan had finished the five qualifying rounds, which were held on Wednesday and Thursday, with 123 injuries out of 125, like four shooters, to directly guarantee qualification to the finals, accompanied by the leader Liptak (124/125).
Six shooters tied in the qualifiers “122/125” competed in a play-off for a sixth and final seat, among them the other Kuwaiti Talal Al-Rashidi, whose father Abdullah won the skeet bronze. 17» Contract for Qualifiers.
Among the women, the Lebanese Ray Bassil and the Egyptian Maggie Ashmawi failed to reach the finals after hitting the first 114/125 and the second 113/125.
Meanwhile, Slovakian Zuzana Rehak Števichikova set a world record in the qualifiers by achieving the full mark 125/125, before going on, and achieving an Olympic record in the final “43 plates” on her way to gold.
Also in shooting, Tunisian Olfa El Charni ranked 37 out of 44 in the 25m pistol qualifying.
In boxing, Algerian Younes Nemouchi lost in the round of 16 in the weight of 69-75 kg, the Filipino Omair Martial, after the referee suspended the fight.
In the +91 kg weight, the Egyptian Yousri Rizk lost to the Kazakh Kemsipek Konkabayev 0-5 in the round of 16, and the Algerian Shoaib Bouludinat to the American Richard Torres Jr. with the same result.
The Egyptian fencing team lost to the Russian Olympic Committee 45-21 in the women’s quarter-finals, before falling to Japan in the match to determine the places 45-27.
In judo, Egyptian Ramadan Darwish reached the round of 16 in the 100-kg weight category after defeating Pakistan’s Hussain Shah with an ibon kick, before losing to Georgian Varlam Lipartelliani with an ibon kick.
In Sheraa, Tunisia finished 20th in the Nakra race, Egyptian Ali Badawi finished 31st to last in the Laser, and in the RS:X race, the Algerian, Najat Berishi, finished 26th last, along with her compatriot Hamza Bouras.
In the 100m butterfly qualifiers in swimming, in which the American Caleb Dressel broke the Olympic record with a time of 50.39 seconds, Egyptian Youssef Ramadan, 19, achieved a good time of 51.67 seconds, to occupy 14th place and qualify for the semi-finals, and Ramadan continued his engineering studies at Virginia Tech University in 2021. American.
In the same qualifiers, Kuwaiti Abbas Qoli ranked 48, and Saudi Youssef Bu Rish ranked 50, and did not adopt the Bahraini number Abdullah Issa.
So far, the Arabs have won six medals: gold for the young Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Al-Hefnawi in the 400m freestyle, silver for Jordan’s Saleh Al-Sharbati in the weight -80 kg in taekwondo, the bronze by Egyptian Saif Issa in the same weight, the bronze by the Egyptian Hedaya Malak in the weight -57 kg, bronze The Tunisian Mohammed Khalil Al-Jandoubi in the weight of -58 kg, while the Kuwaiti veteran shooting Abdullah Al-Rashidi was crowned with the skeet bronze for the second time in a row.