KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Olympic champion Fuhaid Al-Dehani recently struck a major achievement by winning a gold medal in double trap in the opening games of the ongoing 13th Asian Olympic Championship at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex, which qualified him to participate in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Final.
Al-Dehani, a double trap bronze medal winner in Sydney 2000 Olympic and 2012 London Olympic, outshone Chinese silver medal winner Hu Ben Yuan, while Qatari shooter Hamad Al-Mari beat Saad Al-Mutairi to win the bronze medal.
Chinese shooters performed exceptionally well in the shooting competitions by winning three gold medals, as the world record holder Yi Siling occupied first position in the 10-meter bullet and excelled over her compatriot Du Li. The London 2012 Olympic champion and winner of multiple medals in various Olympic Games took the second place while Iranian shooter who won second position in the 2014 Asian Olympic Championship Narges Imam Ghouli came third.
Another Chinese lady Chi Mingyao overran Singaporean Hu Chi Yi and Vietnamese Ayuwaki Aay to win gold medal in the cadet 10-meter bullet category, and the other two won silver and bronze medals respectively.
Tajik female youth shooter won gold in the female youth 10-meter bullet category, while South Korean Tshun Su Yung and Indian Pratchi Ghadkari qualified for the Olympic finals by grabbing silver and bronze medals respectively. The Korean team picked the Team Gold Medal in the 10-meter category ahead of India and Thailand, which won silver and bronze medals respectively.
According to the current medal table, China is on top with 3 gold and 3 silver medals and South Korea has 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, while Kuwait is third with 2 gold medals.
Iran is fourth with 1 gold and 1 bronze medal each; Tajikistan is fifth with 1 gold medal and India is sixth with 3 silver and 2 bronze medals each. Malaysia and Singapore share the seventh position with 1 silver each;
Thailand and Qatar also share the eighth position with 2 bronze medals each and Vietnam occupies the ninth position with a bronze medal.