TOKYO: Kuwait’s Talal Al-Rashidi competes in the men’s trap qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Nerima district of Tokyo yesterday. – AFP

TOKYO: Kuwaiti shooters Abdurrahman Al-Faihan finished the first day of the Tokyo Olympics men’s trap shooting qualification at top position with 74 targets out of 75 yesterday. Meanwhile, Talal Al-Rashidi was 18th, hitting 72 targets. At Asaka Shooting Range, Faihan posted scores of 24, 25 and 25, and Rashidi marked 24, 24 and 24 in the three rounds of the qualification Day 1, in which 29 shooters competed. The remaining two series of the qualification will start at 9:50 am (00:50 GMT), followed by finals at 3:30 pm (06:30 GMT) today.

Faihan and Rashidi are two out of three Kuwaiti athletes who will participate in events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today. Kuwaiti swimmer Abbas Qali will compete in 100m Butterfly race at 1:00 pm local time as part of his participation on Tokyo Olympics 2020, in the Olympic Complex in Tokyo, Member of the Board of Directors at Kuwait Olympics Committee participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Fatima Hayat confirmed.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti athletes Yaqoub Al-Yoha and Madhawi Al-Shammari continued their practice and trainings at the Olympic Stadium, in preparation for their competition on July 30th, she indicated. Hayat stressed the keenness of the Committee to provide all means of comfort to the players to help them achieve the desired goals. After they arrived to the Japanese Capital Tokyo, Head of the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and members of the Board of Directors visited the players Yaqoub Al-Yoha and Madhawi Al-Shammari during their training session.

As part of encouraging and supporting the players during the training, Sheikh Fahad was keen to meet the players and their coach Bader Abbas, where he urged them to be ready to reach the highest technical levels and to represent Kuwait in the best image and achieve the best results. – KUNA