Bahrain lead 13th GCC shooting tourney – Kuwait marksmen bag 3 silvers and bronze

Winners at the podium during the awarding ceremony.
Winners at the podium during the awarding ceremony.

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Two most successful competitions — HH the Crown Prince Shooting Championship and the 13th GCC Shooting Championship — involving 200 shooters from Kuwait and GCC countries will come to a close.

Since the start of the event which is being held at the Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex (Mayadeen Complex), Kuwait has bagged four medals — three silvers and a bronze.

In double trap competition (individuals), Kuwaiti Ahmad Al-Afasi bagged a silver model after fierce competition between him and Omani Hussein Al-Shomi, who bagged the gold, whereas Emirati Ahmad Dhahi settled for the bronze.

In double trap (teams), Kuwaiti team of Ahmad Al-Afasi with compatriots Fuhaid Al-Daihani and Saad Al-Mutairi won the silver medal with total of 377 points against 387 points scored by Qatari team which took the gold medal, whereas the UAE took the bronze with 368 points.

Another silver medal for Kuwait came in the 10-meter pistol for men, where Kuwaiti team garnered 1,664 points through Saad Al-Ajmi, Ali Al-Mutairi and Hamad Al-Namshan, whereas the gold went to Saudi Arabia’s team which scored 1,697 points, and the bronze to Oman with 1661 points.

In the 10-meter rifle, Kuwait bagged the bronze through Abdallah Al-Harbi, Muhammad Adel and Sultan Al-Osaimi, whereas Bahrain and Oman took the first and second position consecutively.

Currently, Bahrain tops the medals table with two golds and two silvers, followed by Oman, one gold and three bronze, and the UAE with gold and two bronze, Saudi Arabia and Qatar tied together with a gold, and Kuwait in the last place with three silvers and a bronze.

In today’s finals, several gold medals will be awarded in various categories; among them is 50 meters pistol for men, trap and skeet for men, in addition to the Olympic bow and arrow events.

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