Applied College Computer Science Department student Abdul Rahman Al-Qurashi, Saudi national team of disabled athletics player, won the bronze medal for the “100 meters in wheelchair ”, as part of the athletics competitions at the 2020 Paralympic Games were held in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, reaching a national sporting milestone worldwide.
The President of the University, Dr. Maadi bin Muhammad Al Madhab, congratulated the national team player for winning the medal and for his distinction in representing the Kingdom globally, appreciating the interest of the wise leadership – that God supports it – in promoting the practice of sport activities among members of society and its propensity to develop the skills of the nation’s youth and enable them to participate in sports competitions and achieve excellence at regional and global levels.
Al-Qurashi explained that his participation in the Paralympic Games was subject to previous preparations lasting several years, under the supervision of the national team coach, who continued to follow the remote training during the Corona pandemic. he also expressed his happiness with the joy of the sports community and the blessings of his fellow students for his success.
Interestingly, Al-Qurashi has reached advanced positions in international competitions, as he won second place in the “silver medal” in the 100m race at the world championship and third place as a “bronze medal” at the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo, the first Saudi in the history of racing in wheelchair.
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