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Dousary clinches Paralympics spot

shootingKUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al- Otaibi congratulated the chairman and board members of Kuwait Handicapped Shooting Club on the qualification of Shooter Atef Al- Dousary to the Paralympics. He also appreciated the efforts of the supporting team.

Al-Otaibi expressed his satisfaction at the improvement of the handicapped shooters level, as he also lauded the support of Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, for constructing a range for 10m pistol and rifle at the handicaps sports club. Eng Al-Otaibi said the champion should hold a camp at the shooting club to prepare for the Paralympics, and there will be cooperation and coordination with the officials at the handicapped club to facilitate all the technical needs shooter Adel Al-Dousary needs.

Meanwhile, shooter Atef Al-Dousary said his qualification to the paralympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro next year, is a major achievement for him and the handicapped sports in Kuwait. Al-Dousary who was speaking upon his return from Croatia, where he took second place in the special needs shooting World Cup tournament, said the achievement was due to the major support from the club under the chairmanship of Shafi Al-Hajri.

He hoped to continue his good achievements at the local tournaments so that he can be ready for Brazil. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Handicapped Sports Club Nasser Al-Ajmi lauded the support of Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah of the shooter and removing all obstacles so that he could train at the shooting club which contributed to him having an outstanding performance despite the short period of practicing the sport. The shooter was received at Kuwait International Airport by Assistant Secretary General Mansour Al-Sharheed, Board Member and Public Relations Committee Chairman Khaleef Al-Qahas and club official Shafi Al- Sahali.

By Abdellatif Sharaa

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This article was published on 21/07/2015