KUWAIT: Kuwait shooter Saad Lafi Al-Mutairi was crowned champion of the Double Trap event, being held during HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah annual shooting tournament. Shooter Ahmad Mohammad Al-Afasi was second while Mishal Sanat Al-Dhafiri took third place. Saad Lafi Al-Mutairi said he was happy for winning the event at the start of the season particularly that it carries the name of HH the Crown Prince, who has given a lot to the sport of shooting. He said competition was strong from the onset. Al-Mutairi thanked chairman and members of the board at Kuwait Shooting Sport Club for their efforts to maintain its outstanding presence and continue its achievements. Al-Mutairi added that he is preparing from now for HH the Amir International Grand Prix to be held next January.

Meanwhile, UAE shooter Dhaher Al-Aryan lauded Kuwait shooting and that Kuwait champions placed, the name of their country on the honor boards in various championships around the world. He said Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex is among one of the best around the world and has all that is necessary for the shooters to excel. He said it was obvious that organization of the tournament is at its best, adding that organizing such events contributes clearly to discovering new “shooting start”. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s shooter Mohammad Al-Shareeda said Kuwait shooting has a prominent place around the world due to the great achievements. He said participating in tournaments with Kuwaiti shooters is highly beneficial due to their high technical standards. The events to be held today, Friday will include trap, skeet, pistol and rifle, besides Olympic archer.

By Abdellatif Sharaa