By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: The Late Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah annual shooting tournament concluded on Saturday with a closing ceremony that was attended by Sheikh Bader Sabah Al-Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Sheikh Abdallah Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and Sheikha Mariam Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. President of the Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Engr Duaij Al-Otaibi, Secretary General of both federations Obaid Al-Osaimi were also in attendance.
The results of the three-day event were as follow: Mansour Al-Rashidi won the skeet event followed by Mohammad Nayef Al-Daihani (second) and Abdelaziz Al-Saad (third). The trap event was won by Talal Al-Rashidi; Khalid Al-Mudhaf (second) and Nasser Al-Miqlid (third).
Sheikha Al-Rashidi took the first position in the Women’s Skeet Event followed by Iman Al-Shamma (second) and Afrah Adel (third). The Juniors Skeet was won by Saud Al-Hamly; Salem Al-Rashidi (second) and Abdallah Al-Rifae (third). Finally, the Juniors Trap Event was won by Yousuf Al-Rashidi; Salah Al-Rashidi (second) and Talal Al-Enezi (third).
President of Kuwait Shooting Federation Engr Duaij Al-Otaibi said that the tournament was distinguished by the large number of shooters. He said the local champions are at an important stage in preparation for the Gulf Games and HH the Amir Grand Prix in January and March. He also congratulated the winners.
Secretary General of KSF Obaid Al-Osaimi said the Kuwait Shooting Sport Club is honored to organize this championship each year since the establishment of the club in respect of the late Sheikh – for his role in support of the shooting sport. He said the club is keen to have juniors in the tournament to prepare a strong generation.