KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: Kuwait Shooting Club has announced that the inauguration of the His Highness the Amir 9th International Shooting Grand Prix, which was due to be held on Sunday, January 12, will be delayed by three days due to the passing away of Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed.
Head of the organizing committee Duaij Al-Otaibi, said this decision was taken to share the sorrow with the people of Oman on this sad occasion. Meanwhile, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex will Sunday witness the training exercise of teams that are participating in the ten-meter rifl e pistol competition for men at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. The training exercise of teams participating in the 70-meter archery competition will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday.
Kuwaiti sharpshooters Talal Al-Rasheedi and Abdulrahman Al-Faihan, who have qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020, will compete with sharpshooters from Italy, Kazakhstan, Emirates, Qatar and Lebanon for the top places. The task will not be easy for Abdullah Al-Harbi (rifl e), and Hamad Al-Nashman and Abdullah Al-Mulla (pistol) due to the participation of world champions from Serbia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Iran and Bahrain.
In addition, Head of the Egyptian and African shooting federations Major General Hazem Hosni and the international coach from Finland Vika handed over certificates to the referees who passed the training course on moving targets organized by Kuwait Shooting Federation under the patronage of the International Shooting Federation and in the presence of Secretary of Kuwait and Arab shooting federations Obaid Menahi Al-Osaimi