KUWAIT: Kuwait grabbed silver and a bronze medal on the first day of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 8th International Shooting Grand Prix, being held at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Shooting Complex, as shooters from Serbia had control of the gold medals.

In the 50 meters pistol for men Hamad Al-Namshan from Kuwait won silver with a score of 537 points while Saad Al-Ajmi won silver 536, as the gold medal went to world champion in 2019, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Serbia Damir Mikec who scored 567 points.

The second place finisher during the 2016 World Cup did not have any difficulty in winning the gold medal of 10m air rifle by scoring 247.9 points leaving the silver to Oman’s Hamad Al-Khateri who scored 242.8 and the bronze was taken by Egypt’s Mohammad Hamdi with a score of 221.5.

Serbia’s Andrea Arsovic won the 10m air rifle by scoring 246 points, followed by Kazakhstan’s Violetta Starostina while Bahrain’s Sara Al-Dosari took the bronze with a score of 224.5.

President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi appreciated the support of HH the Amir for the Arab Shooting Federations, which helped improve the game significantly.

Al-Otaibi also thanked member of the Arab Federations who attended the general assembly, which had very good results due to the cooperation between all those present.

Al-Otaibi conveyed greetings of heads of delegations to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his support and hosting the Arab Federation premises here in Kuwait.

He said the general assembly approved the financial and administrative reports for 2018 and discussed plans for the coming period and championships agenda.

It was agreed Egypt will host a tournament in 2020, while UAE will host a tournament in rifle, pistol and shotgun, while Morocco will host in January 2020.

Secretary General of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations lauded the results of the ASF meeting and the general assembly.

By Abdellatif Sharaa