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Saudi Arabia wins first medal in Tokyo Olympics

Saudi Arabia wins first medal in Tokyo Olympics

Saudi karate player, Tariq Hamdi, presented his country with the first medal at the Summer Olympics currently being held in Tokyo.

Hamdi, 23, won silver in +75 kg, after losing in the final against Iranian Sajjad Ganjzadeh.

Hamdi lost the final match after he committed a technical error “Hansuko” when he was ahead of his opponent 4-1.

This is the second silver medal for Saudi Arabia in the history of its participation in the Olympics, after the silver runner Hadi Sawan in the 400-meter hurdles at the Sydney 2000 Games.

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