Saudi weightlifter Mansour Al-Saleem wins gold and two silvers at Islamic Solidarity Games

Vice President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee Prince Fahd bin Jalawi on Thursday presented Saudi weightlifter Mansour Al- Saleem with a gold and two silver medals in the 55 kg competition at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey.

Al-Saleem had claimed his medals by winning the snatch category with a lift of 115 kg, taking second in the clean and jerk with 137 kg, and finishing in overall second position with a total of 252 points.

In the men’s table tennis team competition, Saudi’s Ali Al-Khadrawi, Abdulaziz Bushulaibi, Khaled Al-Sharif and Turki Al-Mutairi took the silver after losing 3-0 to Iran in the final.

The quartet had earlier in the tournament defeated both Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon by a score of 3-0, before overcoming Azerbaijan and Yemen in the quarter-finals and semifinals respectively, also in straight sets.

In taekwondo, Ali Al-Mabrouk took the bronze medal in the under 80 kg competition after losing 8-7 in the semifinals to Turkey’s Huseyin Tarkal.

By close of play on Thursday night, the Saudi medal tally stood at 12 (one gold, seven silver and four bronze).

Meanwhile, the Saudi sprints quartet of Abdullah Abkar, Mohammed Daoud, Ahmed Al-Marwani and Fahad Al-Subaie qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay after finishing third in the semifinals with a time of 40.12s.