As competitions in HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sixth International Grand Prix nears the end, Kuwait teams continued their excellent performances.The skeet team of Saud Habeeb, Zaid Al-Mutairi, and Nasser Al-Daihani won the gold medal ahead of the Qatari team which took silver while Saudi Arabia’s team settled for bronze.
Meanwhile in the individual event, UAE’s Saif bin Futais won the gold medal, and Kuwait’s Saud Habeeb took silver as his teammate Zaid Al-Mutairi took bronze. In the women’s team 10 meter air pistol event Tunis won gold with the score of 1105 points, Bahrain came in second place with 1099 points then Kuwait third with 1080. UAE’s Wafaa Khamis took the gold medal in the individual event, Bahrain’s Mouza Ali took silver and Jordan’s Sameera Batayneh took bronze.
In a statement following the event, Secretary General of Jordan’s Shooting Federation, member of Arab Shooting Federation Board Ghassan Shaaban said the outstanding organization of the tournament contributed to bringing it to the best possible level as he lauded the organizing committee for its efforts. He said the tournament’s success reflects Kuwait’s shooting Sport Federation’s ability to organize major events and appreciated the high technical standard of the participating shooters.
Shaaban said the ASF decided to hold two all-inclusive tournaments in Egypt and Qatar, in addition to some specialized events. He said the ASF under the leadership of Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi is keen on the development of the Arab Shooting Teams, especially that shooting brought Olympic medals to the Arab world.
By Abdellatif Sharaa