By Staff writer
The award is a “token of appreciation” from the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club
The Kuwait Disabled Sports Club (KDSC) will grant national athlete Ahmad Al-Mutairi a $30,000 award after his record-breaking 16 seconds time at the men’s wheelchair 100m race that saw him win a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
The award is a “token of appreciation” for Al-Mutairi’s efforts, according to KDSC President Shafi Al-Hajeri, reported KUNA State News Agency.
Al-Hajeri said the KDSC will join forces with the Public Authority for Sport (PAS) to encourage Kuwaiti athletes to achieve similar accomplishments in upcoming sports events.
Al-Mutairi is one of six KDSC athletes participating in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.