Saudi Arabia's Royal Highnesses delighted with Karate action at Nippon Budokan
The last category of Olympic Karate at Nippon Budokan had the royal status
The last category of Olympic Karate at Nippon Budokan had the royal status as Saudi Arabia’ HRH Prince Abdelaziz Ben Turki and HRH Prince Fahd Ben Jloui travelled to the home of Olympic Karate to watch the Male Kumite +75kg category live.
The Minister of Sport of Saudi Arabia and President of the National Olympic Committee HRH Prince Abdelaziz Ben Turki and HRH Prince Fahd Ben Jloui who is the Vice-president of the National Olympic Committee arrived at Nippon Budokan to follow the participation of Saudi Arabia’s Olympian Tareq Hamedi.
The only Saudi athlete in the Karate Olympic competition, Hamedi faced a host of stars in the quest for the glory of the heavy-weight Olympic category.
The two members of the Saudi Arabia Royal family enjoyed plenty of Karate action today and cheered on their compatriot as the Karate Olympic competition came to an end. They were accompanied by WKF Executive Committee member and president of Saudi Arabia Karate Federation Ibrahim Al Gannas.
“It is an honour to welcome so many high-ranked officials and personalities at Nippon Budokan to share this historic moment with us. Their interest to watch the Olympic Karate competition demonstrates, once more, that our sport not only deserves to remain in the Olympic programme; Karate is also an exciting, interesting and widely-followed discipline,” said WKF President Antonio Espinós.