Indonesian Muslims prepare to slaughter a cow during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice in a settlement in Medan, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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Saudi athlete hopes Eid sheep sacrifice can bring Asiad goldAs he trains during the Islamic festival of Eid, Saudi taekwondo athlete Ghazi Mushabbab Alasmari says he hopes the sacrifice of a sheep back home will boost his chances of Asian Games gold in Indonesia.The Islamic world is celebrating Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Alasmari, who will contest the 68kg category on Thursday, has represented his country in two world championships and the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.Alasmari said it was the third time he has not been at home with his family for the festival.
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