Saudi Arabia honors Hamdi, winner of the Karate Silver medal in Tokyo, with 5 million riyals
The Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Olympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, announced the honoring of the national karate team player, Tariq Hamdi, and giving him the gold medal award at the Tokyo Olympics.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal tweeted, through his personal account on Twitter, today, Saturday: "Because he is the hero in the eyes of all of us... Our Olympic champion Tariq Hamdi will be honored with the gold medal award (5 million riyals) for his excellence, creativity and honorable representation of the homeland in front of the stars The world.. in Tokyo 2020, you deserve it, hero, and the future is in front of you.”
Saudi Tariq Hamdi won the silver medal in the weight over 75 kilograms in karate at the Tokyo Olympics today, Saturday, after the judges decided to exclude him from the final against Iranian Sajjad Qanjazadeh for excessive violence.
Hamidi was ahead when he kicked the Iranian player, who fell to the ground before being carried off the field on a stretcher.
After a discussion, the judges decided to issue a fourth-degree warning to Hamdi to be disqualified and the gold to go to Qingzada.
In the final, the referees' decision came to deprive Saudi Arabia of its first gold medal in its history at the Olympics.
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