RABAT: Kuwaiti female shooters Asmaa Al-Qatami and Shahd Al-Hawal won Tuesday a silver and a bronze medal respectively in the 12th Arab Shooting Championship currently held in the Moroccan capital. Al-Qatami placed second and got the silver medal after losing the final to Lebanese shooter Bassel Rai who won gold.
Meanwhile, Al-Hawal won the bronze medal after defeating her compatriot and sister Sara Al-Hawal in the semi-final. In statements to KUNA, President of Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation (KSSF) and Arab Shooting Federation Duaij Al-Otaibi lauded the outstanding performance of the three Kuwaiti female shooters.
Al- Qatami has managed to win the silver medal despite her short experience in the game, Al-Otaibi told KUNA. He also spoke highly about the firm determination and remarkable performance of Shahd Al-Hawal who has not participated in tournaments in the past year and a half due to a sustained injury.
Al- Otaibi also praised the unlimited support to Kuwaiti shooters from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. —KUNA