Saudi rower Hussein Ridha qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Saudi rower Hussein Ridha qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

A Saudi rowing team member has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics; which is to be from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, after postponing it for a year due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hussein Ridha, the Saudi national will represent Saudi Arabia in the open weight category and Sultan Al-Shali will be his substitute at the games, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

This is also the first time for a Saudi rowing team member to qualify for the Olympics.

Alireza is recovering from a ribcage injury; he sustained early last month, according to media reports.