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Kuwaiti athlete to receive $30,000 after winning Paralympics gold medal

The award is a “token of appreciation” from the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club

Kuwaiti athlete to receive $30,000 after winning Paralympics gold medal
Ahmad Al-Mutairi of Kuwait competes in the mens 100 meter T33 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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.

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