Yemeni Athletes in Bangkok [Archives:1998/49/Sports]

December 7 1998

A Yemeni team of athletes is taking part in the 13th Asian Games Tournament which started on Sunday, December 6 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Headed by Mr. Hussain Al-Awadhi, Secretary General of the Yemen Olympic Committee, the Yemen sports delegation arrived in Bangkok on Friday. It consists of players of table tennis, taekwondo, shooting, athletics and wrestling.
The delegation was met by Mr. Ahmed Salem Ba-Olian, the Yemeni honorary consul in Bangkok.
“Our national teams will benefit greatly from this participation,” said Mr. Al-Awadhi. “They’ll compete with very well-known international champions. We chose the best of Yemeni youth to reflect a good image of our country.”
Mr. Ali Al-Sabahi, Member of the Yemen Olympic Committee, said: “Yemen has achieved good results in the table tennis singles Arab championship, through extensive training. This time we hope to achieve more not only in table tennis, but also in all other games.”