KUWAIT: The Kuwait International Table Tennis Tournament ‘Salwa Cup’ concluded Sunday night under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Late Khalid Yousuf Al-Marzouq hall in Salwa Sports Club in Qurain.
Representative of HH the Amir, Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al- Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah attended the closing ceremony along with President of the Olympic Committee Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee Sheikh Duaij Fahad Al-Duaij, Sheikha Naeema Al-Ahmad and a large crowd. Sheikh Salman said he is honored to represent the Amir in this dear tournament and expressed pleasure at the international interest to participate in it especially the top ranked players and thanked all those involved in its success. Meanwhile Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad said said the Salwa tournament began with an idea and reached this stage with a major international presence.
He thanked HH the Amir for supporting sports, representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud, Salwa Sports Club Board of Directors, Table Tennis Federation and children of Late Sheikha Salwa. Sheikh Duaij Al-Sabah said the past years made the tournament the first in the world as Kuwait succeeded in attracting the best stars of the game in the world under one roof to compete for the prizes of a dear tournament to us.
As expected the Chinese players swept the singles and doubles events where the men’s singles was won by Malong who is number one in the world, while the Taipei team won the doubles which was a surprise. First place in the women’s singles went to Ding Ning while the doubles went to Ding Ning and Xhuo Yu Ling beating the German team. A traditional dance of Arda was performed, then representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud along with Sheikha Naeema Al-Ahmad distributed the winners prizes.