Kuwait Shooting Sport Club honor shooters

KUWAIT: Kuwait Shooting Sport Club celebrated the achievements made by Kuwaiti shooters during the Seventh Asian Shooting Tournament held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Kuwait ended in first place after winning four gold and one silver medal. This achievement comes following the lifting the suspension on international participation which was placed on Kuwait by the ISSF, then CAS ruled in favor of KSSF, allowing participation under the Kuwait flag and the national anthem was played four times.

The celebration was held in the presence of President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi.
Al-Otaibi thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for congratulating the shooters and congratulated HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince for the achievement that the shooters made.

He also thanked Speaker of the House Eng Marzouq Al-Ghanim who also congratulated the shooting club and shooters.
Al-Otaibi thanked the Public Authority for Sports, its Chairman of the Board Minister Khalid Al-Roudhan, its Director General Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his deputies.

Al-Otaibi said we are very happy for winning the seventh Asian shooting tournament. He said Kuwait was first followed by China and India. Al-Otaibi said we are very proud with this achievement and having the Kuwait national anthem four times. He added that we are also happy that our juniors participated for the first time in an international tournament.

The Kuwaiti shooters had earlier won four gold medals and one silver in the tournament in which 29 countries represented by 350 shooters. Kuwaiti shooters won an event that was held for the first time which is the mix event in which a male and female shooter participate as a team, with Abdelrahman Al-Faihan and Sarah Al-Hawal.

The honored shooters are:
* Abdelrahman Al-Faihan who won the individual, team and mix team trap gold medals.
* Talal Al-Rashidee who won the individual trap silver medal, and the team gold medal.
* Sarah Al-Hawal who won the trap mix gold medal.
* Abdallah Al-Rashidee, Mansoor Al-Rashidee, Hamad Al-Ablani
* Ahmad Al-Awad
* Hamad Nawaf Al-Khaldi.

By Abdellatif Sharaa

This article was published on 20/08/2017