KUWAIT: Asia once again placed its confidence in Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah when he was elected President of Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC), unopposed in recognition of his major role in developing the sport of shooting in the continent.


ASC General Assembly was held on Saturday November 2, at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex in the presence of presidents and representatives of Asian Shooting Federations, and elected Sheikh Salman as President for the next four years (2019-2023), while Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations President Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi was elected Secretary General.


Five candidates were elected as vice presidents, they are Chung Hsing Kuo from Taipei, Fares Al-Saady from Saudi Arabia, M Kashamiro from Japan, Ali Mohammad Al-Kawari from Qatar, Javaid S Lodhi from Pakistan.
The executive committee also elected Abdallah Salem bin Yaqoub from UAE, Pushpa Das Shrestha from Nepal, Yo Haijuan from China, Mohammad Zahir from the Maldives, Boutoos Jalkh from Lebanon, Oleg Pochivalov from Kazakhstan, Firtian Judiswandarta from Indonesia and Boutros Jalkh from Lebanon.


Meanwhile the general assembly gave South Korea to host the comprehensive Asian Shooting Championship in 2023, as Korea received 40 votes following a fierce contest with China which received 33 votes.
Sheikh Salman thanked HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber and HH The Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for their support of the shooting sport and the meetings of the Asian Confederation. He also thanked all member states that participated in the general assembly and placed its confidence in him, and he said he will always be at the service of the shooting sport.


Sheikh Salman lauded the friendly atmosphere the General Assembly enjoyed and the fair competition between candidates and congratulated the five vice presidents who gained the assembly’s confidence.
Representatives of Asian Shooting Federations thanked Kuwait and HH the Amir and sports officials of Kuwait, as well as President of Kuwait Shooting Federation Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi for their support of Asian Federation and hosting the Asian Shooting Confederation at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex.

By Abdellatif Sharaa