Kuwaiti shooters dominate skeet category
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Kuwait emerged winners of the His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 9th International Shooting Grand Prix, which concluded on Friday, January 17 at the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Olympic Shooting Complex.
According to a press release, Kuwait won a total of seven medals – two gold, two silver and three bronze. Serbia came second with four medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze, followed by Czech Republic with two gold medals, Italy with five medals – one gold, three silver and one bronze, Kazakhstan with six medals – one gold, two silver and three bronze, and the United Arab Emirates and Greece with one gold medal each.
Bulgaria and Pakistan won one silver medal each, and Armenia and Lithuania won a bronze medal each. Kuwait’s Khalifa Al-Shalash won gold medal in the skeet category after hitting 177 targets in eight rounds within two days. Ghazi Al-Daihani won the silver after hitting 171 targets.
Mu’az Al-Rashed won the bronze medal after hitting 169 targets. Head of Kuwait and Arab shooting federations, and Head of the organizing committee Du’aij Al- Otaibi handed over the medals to the winners and congratulated them.
Meanwhile, Head of the Asian Shooting Federation Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud praised the efforts exerted by the organizing committee that met the good reputation of Kuwait in the field of shooting sport. He also praised the advanced level of the participating teams.