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Kuwaiti shooters secure gold in World Cup

By Abdellatif Sharaa

BAKU: Kuwait shooting athletes continue their dominant performance in international events, as the Trap team of Nasser Al-Miqlid, Abdelrahman Al-Faihan and Talal Al-Rashidi won first place in the teams trap event at the World Cup Tournament being held in Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, Talal Al-Rashidi won the silver medal of the singles competition in the competition held in Azerbaijan from May 27 to June 7 with the best shooters of the world competing.

Kuwait’s Trap team surpassed all 19 teams participating and was able to defeat a stubborn American team, which was second, while Croatia placed third. In the singles events, Talal Al-Rashidi was second to Olympian Gold Medalist Jiri Liptak from Czech Republic, while Italy Daniele Resca in third with the Bronze.

President of Kuwait And Arab Shooting Federations Engineer Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi expressed his pride during a phone call with Kuwait’s head of delegation Dr Nidal Al-Asem of the achievements of Kuwaiti shooters, and hoisting Kuwait’s flag high at international arenas despite tough competition with the top world shooters. Otaibi appreciated the efforts of Kuwait shooters that made them get the wins in the name of Kuwait.

Otaibi hoped for more good results in the skeet competitions. Otaibi dedicated the win to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah  and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as well as the Kuwait people.

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