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Kuwait wins 6 gold, 3 silver and a bronze – Heroes’ welcome for shooting delegation

Kuwait wins 6 gold, 3 silver and a bronze
Kuwait wins 6 gold, 3 silver and a bronze

KUWAIT: Kuwait shooting sport delegation returned home to a heroes’ welcome, following its participation in the 12th Arab Shooting Championship held in Cairo, Egypt.

The delegation was received by President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Al- Otaibi, Deputy Director General at Public Authority for Sports Dr Humoud Fulaiteh, Secretary General for Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations Obaid Munahi Al-Osaimi, Kuwait Shooting Sport Club Assistant Treasurer Adnan Al-Ibrahim and KSSC board member Eng Hussam Al-Roumi. Shooters were also welcomed by other officials and family members for their outstanding performance during the championship, having Kuwait flag in prominence, as they won six gold, three silver and one bronze medals in the tournament in which more than 422 shooters representing 17 countries participated.

Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi said Kuwait shooting had always worked on maintaining its highly advanced levels that it had reached, and Kuwait shooters achievements in Cairo, are evidence, on the hard work and preparations for the sake of Kuwait and its sports. He said this would not have happened without the support of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah, and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Eng Al-Otaibi hoped the adverse circumstance Kuwait sports is going through be removed, so that Kuwait can participate under its own banner in all international competitions, especially that the Olympic games are approaching, for which six of our shooters have qualified, and are expected to compete for medals. Al-Otaibi also thanked Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah for his relentless support of Kuwait shooting in all fields, as well as his encouragement of shooters, which always prompted them to win various championships.

He also thanked the Public Authority for Sports and its Director General Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his deputies for their efforts to meet the shooting sport requirements so that it continues its success in the name of Kuwait.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federation Obaid Munahi Al-Osaimi congratulated HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber, government and people for what the Kuwaiti shooters have achieved during the 12th Arab shooting tournament, during which competition was really fierce. He said the shooters were up to expectations and were able to claim their places on the medal stages.

Al-Osaimi said the board of directors decided to honor the medal winners in this championship. Kuwait trap shooters were able to win first place and the team gold medal followed by Egypt in second and Lebanon in third place, meanwhile in the trap individual competition Kuwait’s Khalid Al-Mudhaf won gold, Egypt’s Ahmad Qamar won silver, and Kuwait’s Olympian Fuhaid Al-Daihani won bronze, on the final day of competition.

By Abdellatif Sharaa

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