KUWAIT: President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations said Kuwait will participate with 10 shooters in three events. He said he is proud of Kuwait athletes participation in these games under Kuwait flag. He appreciated the support and care the sport of shooting receives from HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Crown Prince.
Eng Al-Otaibi said the small number of participating shooters is due to the short notice, because the games are held under the umbrella of IOC, which lifted the suspension on Kuwait sports thee days ago. He added that Kuwait Shooting Federation used to participate under Kuwait flag based on a decision by the court of Arbitration for sport that was issued in April 2017.
He said Kuwait shooters plan to compete hard and have Kuwait flag hoisted in this arena, though there was no time to prepare.
Al-Otaibi, on behalf of the board of directors of KSSC thanked Kuwait government represented by Information Minister, State Minister Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri and Director General of Public Authority for Sports Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, and all those who contributed to lifting the suspension on Kuwait sports.