Majid Al-Ali

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Majid Al-Ali
Personal information
Full nameMajid Mohamed Al-Ali Sultan
Nationality Kuwait
Born (1987-09-29) 29 September 1987 (age 31)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight106 kg (234 lb)
Sport
SportJudo
Event(s)+100 kg

Majid Mohamed Al-Ali Sultan (Arabic: ماجد محمد العلي سلطان‎; born September 29, 1987 in Kuwait City) is a Kuwaiti judoka, who competed in the men's heavyweight category.[1] He achieved a fifth-place finish as a 14-year-old teen in the over-100 kg division at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, and also represented his nation Kuwait at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Al-Ali qualified as a lone judoka for the Kuwaiti squad in the men's heavyweight class (+100 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by granting a tripartite invitation from the International Judo Federation.[2] He lost his opening match to U.S. judoka and two-time Olympian Martin Boonzaayer, who successfully scored an ippon, and gripped him with a tate shiho gatame (vertical four-quarter) hold at two minutes and twenty-one seconds.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Majid Al-Ali". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Kuwaiti player affirms readiness for judo competition". Kuwait News Agency. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Judo: Men's Heavyweight (+100kg/+220 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Kuwaiti athletes in judo, hammer throw, and running exit Olympic competition". Kuwait News Agency. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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