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Kuwait win bronze in 50m rifle prone as India ‘overtake’ Iran – Sheikh Salman commends organizing committee

Heads of delegation taking part in the Asian Shooting Championship.
Heads of delegation taking part in the Asian Shooting Championship.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: On the third day of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship held at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Shooting Olympics Complex in Kuwait, Kuwait’s women shooting team won bronze in the 50 meters rifle prone contest of amateur category. India managed to win five gold medals in trap competition and Qatar’s upcoming champion Mohammad Saad Al-Mubarak also won a gold medal.

The Kuwaiti women’s team consisting of Eman Al-Shamma’, Sheikha Al-Rashidi and Afrah Mohammad came third with 201 points, while the team from Thailand won gold with 211 points and team from China won silver with 209 points.

In the same category for individuals, Eman Al-Shamma’ failed to win the bronze medal in the final round of a fierce competition between her and the Chinese veteran Wi Ning, who was the world champion from 2003 to 2011. The gold and silver medals were won by shooters from Thailand and China respectively.

China continued to dominate the medals’ list with a total of 10 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals, followed by South Korea with 6 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze medals.

India has overtaken Iran to take the third place with 5 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals, followed by Iran with 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze, Thailand in fifth place with 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze, Kuwait in sixth with 2 gold and 1 bronze, Kazakhstan with 2 gold, Tajikistan with 1 gold, Qatar with 1 silver and 2 bronze, Malaysia with 1 silver and 1 bronze, Singapore with 1 silver, Vietnam with two bronze and Mongolia with 1 bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Minister of Information and State Minister of Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah commended the efforts exerted by the organizing committee of the championship, stressing that this committee is a source of pride for not only Kuwait but the entire Asian continent.

He revealed that the contests are being carried out very smoothly and that the Asian Shooting Federation, in cooperation with each participating Asian country, will exert all efforts in supporting the arbitrators of the sport and the rights of the players participating in the championship.

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