Hashem Adham (centre) of Qatar, winner in the Men’s Kata Individual category poses for a picture along with Antonio Espino (bottom left), President of World Karate Federation (WKF) and Rashid Mubarak Al Hajri (bottom right), Assistant General-Secretary of Qatar Karate Federation. Marwan Abdullah of UAE won the silver while Alfifi Abdullah of Saudi Arabia finished with the bronze medal. RIGHT: Adham of Qatar with his medal.
Doha: Hosts Qatar finished fourth at the 9th Arab Karate Championship for men and women which ended here yesterday.
Jordan won the overall team championship by finishing with a tally of four gold, an equal number of silver and two bronze medals.
Saudi Arabia came second with four gold, one silver and three bronze.
UAE, which fielded teams in both the men and women events, clinched the third place.
The Emirati team bagged three gold medals, the same number of silver and four bronze medals.
Qatar bagged a gold, silver and a bronze to came fourth ahead of Palestine.
Qatar only gold came in the Men’s Kata Individual category where Hashem Adham defeated UAE’s Marwan Abdullah to win the top place.
Qatar’s two other medals came in team events.
The silver medal came in the Men’s Kata Team event and the bronze in the Male Kumite Team event.The Peninsula