Will Wa’ad Become Alone? [Archives:1998/16/Sports]

April 20 1998

Wa’ad Badr Hamood Al-Hashimi, the international squash player who won several Arab and Asian championships, has become bereft of his father, who died earlier this month. Wa’ad’s late father was the only financier and supporter of his son’s sport activities until he became internationally known. The dream of Wa’ad’s father was to see his son an international champ, but he died prematurely of blood thrombosis.
We urge the Ministry of Youth and sports and sports officials in Yemen to support Wa’ad. It is worth mentioning that he received a lot of support from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to represent Yemen in several Asian championships and to win advanced positions.