By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: The Late Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem Annual Shooting Tournament concluded with a closing ceremony at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex Saturday. Participants from Kuwait Shooting Sport Club, Kuwait National Guard, Bahrain Shooting Federation and Kazakhstan Shooting Sport Federation competed for the coveted prize.
Sheikh Abdullah Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem and Sheikha Mariam Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem, President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federation Duaij, Al-Otaibi, Secretary General Obaid Al-Osaimi, board members and guests were present at the ceremony. Otaibi in a press statement thanked Sheikh Abdullah and Sheikha Mariam for being present at the closing ceremony. He also thanked the Bahrain and Kazakhstan shooting federations, organization committee and referees for their efforts.
He also congratulated the winners, adding that Kuwait shooting is continuing to progress and recently Kuwait was able to win third place in world rankings in the trap event, and is aiming for an Olympic medal at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Otaibi thanked HH the Amir, HH the Crown Prince and HH the Prime Minister for caring for the sport of shooting. He said the annual HH the Amir Grand Prix will be held in February.
Results of the tournament are as follows: 10m Air Pistol – Men: Valeriy Rakhimzhan, Kazakhstan; Maxim Mazepa, Kazakhstan; Hamad Al-Namshan, National Guard. – 10m Air Rifle – Men: Konstantin Malinovskiy, Kazakhstan; Ilya Fedin, Kazakhstan; Khalid Salman, Bahrain. – 10m Air Pistol – Women: Valeriya Popelova, Kazakhstan; Lrina Yunusmetova, Kazakhstan; Israa Bahman, Club.
10m Air Rifle – Women: Anastassiya Grigoryeva, Kazakhstan; Yelizaveta Bezrukova, Kazakhstan; Mariam Erzouqi, Club. – Recurve Archery – Men: Abdullah Mohammad Taha, Club; Abdullah Al-Harby, National Guard; Essa Saqer, Bahrain. – Compound Archery – Men: Ahmad Al-Shatti, Club; Abdullah Malallah, Club; Bader Al-Shilahi, National Guard.
Recurve Archery – Women: Suha Sheikh, Bahrain; Reem Al-Naqeeb, Club; Nour-Al-Huda Al-Shaibani, Club. -30m Recurve Archery – Juniors Men: Ali Al-Zaid, Club; Saad Al-Baloud, Club; Abdelwahab Al-Enezi, Club. – 18m Recurve Archery – Juniors Men: Anas Al-Shatti, Club; Waleed Mohammad, Club; Qaed Al-Dhafiri, Club. – 10m Recurve Archery-Junior Women: Mashael Al-Barazi, Club; Lujain Al-Shammari, Club; Amenah Al-Foudari, Club.