Successful Start for the Saudi Basketball Team at the Asian Games in Huangzhou
The Saudi basketball team made an impressive debut at the Asian Games in Huangzhou, securing a resounding 86-62 victory over Kazakhstan in their opening match. The Saudi players displayed their prowess on the court, establishing a commanding 41-28 lead during the first half of the game.
In equestrian competitions, Saudi rider Samantha Al-Saifi exhibited her skill and determination, earning a spot in the second round of the dressage finals with a notable score of 57.617 points.
The Skeet-shooting competition saw Saudi team members Hatem Al-Shammari, Saed Al-Mutairi, and Prince Saud Al-Hassan in action. They finished in the 20th, 26th, and 36th positions, respectively, after the initial day of competition. The trio will continue their quest in further rounds scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Saudi fencer Khalifa Al-Amiri competed in the individual epee competition but was eliminated in the round of 16. His teammate, Ahmed Al-Hussain, also exited the competition in the round of 32. In the women’s epee competition, Saudi athletes Al-Hanouf Al-Hammad and Ruba Al-Masri achieved the 19th and 20th positions, respectively.
In the under-63kg category of Taekwondo, Saudi hopeful Zakaria Ghali faced Lebanese rival Ralph Henninia. Unfortunately, Ghali was eliminated after a two-rounds-to-zero defeat in the round of 16.