18 Jan 2023
Aspire Academy graduate Ali Turki Al Wajhan continues his excellent journey he started at the academy by adding a new bronze medal to his growing medal haul at the Arab Championships in, Manama, Bahrain.
His latest achievement came in the foil event after he lost out to Egypt’s world number three Abo El Kassem in the semi-finals.
Abdalla Khalifa, another Aspire Academy graduate, also managed to claim a top eight place at the event in the Bahraini capital Manama.
With Turki still training at Aspire the academy’s head fencing coach Massimo Omeri said the results are another indication of the success of the programme and its work with the Qatar Fencing Federation (QFF).
“It was an excellent competition and was a very high level with nations from all over the Arab world taking part,” Omeri explained.
“The results once again confirm the consistent performances of the entire Aspire and QFF fencing team as it continues its excellent progress.”
Turki also claimed bronze at the Arab Championships in 2019 and last year won team gold as well as individual silver at the Gulf Cooperation Council Games.
Fencing is considered one of the main core sports at Aspire Academy diverse sport programme that includes many other sports( athletics, squash, table tennis, swimming ).