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Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games day eight celebrates sports excellence

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Day eight of the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games showcased thrilling competitions across various sports, celebrating skill, determination, and sportsmanship. The day included Kickboxing championships, Armwrestling debuts, and Fencing excellence, resulting in the distribution of 30 gold medals. Ukraine led the gold medal count, followed by Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.

Kickboxing featured the Low Kick and Point Fighting disciplines. Notable winners included Brazil's Maria Eduarda Costa Alves, Italy's Carol Scacchi, and Hungary's Bence Laszlo Zajacz.

Armwrestling's gripping contests crowned champions in various categories, with Ukraine excelling in Para events.

Fencing presented team championships in Sabre and Foil, with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar securing top honors.

The Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games have witnessed intense competition, with over 1,500 athletes from 120+ countries participating in 16 martial arts and combat sports.

Day 9 will introduce new sports, including Savate, Taekwondo, and Muaythai.

The World Combat Games aim to celebrate combat sports and martial arts, promoting international collaboration and public health and wellness initiatives. Viewers can watch the games via various broadcasters and the official website.

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