By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah International Grand Prix ended on Friday as 200 shooters from 20 countries participated. Today, Skeet shooters will play the final rounds of 25 targets each as the top six scorers will compete for the medals rounds.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s Elie Bejjani won the Men’s Singles Trap gold medal – followed by Kuwait’s Ahmad Al-Daihani (second) and Khalid Al-Mudhaf (third). In the Women’s Trap, Kazakhstan shooters took first and second place. Also, Raspikova won gold while Mariya Dmitriyenko won silver. Morocco’s Yasmeen Almarghy grabbed the bronze medal.
Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Obaid Al-Osaimi said he was happy with Al-Daihani’s and Al-Mudhaf’s performance. He said a good number of promising youths participated in the tournament to gain experience. The trap competition was fierce due to the presence of outstanding shooters in the Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, a delegation from the American Embassy visited the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Shooting Complex on Wednesday and was received by Kuwait Shooting Sport Club Secretary General Obaid Al-Osaimi. The delegates toured the complex and expressed appreciation of its facilities. They also shot at targets at the shooting ranges.