KSSC is keen to organize this tournament every year – Al-Roudhan lauds the achievements of the KSSC
KUWAIT: HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized the closing ceremony of the tournament and was represented by Commerce and Industry Minister, Acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khalid Nasser Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was also attended by Acting Director General of Public Authority for Sports Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi and Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation board members.
In his closing speech Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi welcomed the representative of HH the Crown Prince, adding that KSSC, is keen to organize this tournament each year as it is revered by all Kuwait shooters, as the tournament witnessed the participation of shooters from UAE Shooting Association besides 300 shooters from the club, National Guard and military.
Al-Otaibi lauded what HH the Crown Prince has given Kuwait shooting, adding that “since the start of Kuwait shooting sport HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf cared for this tournament as support and encouragement of shooters, adding that we at the shooting club are happy to organize this tournament as it declares the start of the new 2017/2018 shooting season”.
Al-Otaibi spoke of the achievements KSSC has achieved in the past season, and one notable achievement was lifting the suspension of the shooting sport in Kuwait in a historic ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He said our shooters won two Olympic medals in Brazil 2016, along with many medals that our shooters won during the HH the Amir Cup that was held in Italy, the Asian Championship in Kazakhstan and World Cup in Moscow, as Kuwait shooters collected 9 gold medals, 5 silver and 3 bronze during those tournaments.
Engineer Al-Otaibi said Kuwait shooters participated in the “Popular Heritage” and opened the shooting range at the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Heritage village, while in June 2016, the Jahra branch was opened, then in April 2017 the shooting range was opened at Sabahiya Youth Centers in Cooperation with the Public Authority for Sports.
Al-Otaibi thanked the political leadership headed by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Prime Minister and government, adding that if it was not for their support, none of the achievements would have been achieved.
Minister Al-Roudhan spoke to journalists following the ceremony and lauded the achievements of the KSSC particularly at the Olympic level. He said that he was satisfied towards the attention given to uprising shooters of both genders, and thanked its chairman and board members.
Results of the final day of competition were as follows:
50 M Rifle 3 Positions:
Mohammad Abdelrahman, Abdallah Al-Harby, Khalid Al-Subaie.
50 M Pistol Men:
Saad Al-Ajmi, Hamad Al-Namshan, Ali Al-Subaie.
Skeet – Men:
Abdallah Al-Rashidi, Mansour Al-Rashidi, Abdelaziz Al-Faihan.
Trap – Men:
Abdelrahman Al-Faihan, Talal Al-Rashidi, Tami Al-Rashidi.
Abdallah Taha, Mohammad Hadher, Bader Saleh.
Abdallah Malallah, Amer Al-Hajiri, Salem Zaid Al-Saeed.
By Abdellatif Sharaa