KUWAIT, Oct 24, (KUNA): Kuwaiti females managed Friday to grab four gold, three silver and three bronze medals at His Highness the Crown Prince Cup and the 13th GCC shooting championship, held at Shooting Range of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Olympic Complex.
The two sisters, Shahd and Sara Al-Hawwal won respectively the gold and silver medals of the singles trap competitions while Khlold Al-Khalaf, of Qatar won the bronze medal.
The Kuwaiti duo together with Fatema Abdulmalek secured the silver medal for Kuwait at the teams’ competitions, while Qatar came first and Oman third.
Afrah Mohammad, Sheikha Al-Rashidi and Iman Al-Shama’ secured the gold medal for Kuwait in the skeet teams’ competitions; they were followed by the Qatari and Bahraini teams.
In the skeet singles competitions Qatar’s Hager Mohammad and Samya Mohammad Ali won gold and silver respectively while Sheikha Al-Rashidi won the bronze medal.
Maryam Arzoqi, of Kuwait, won the gold medal of the rifle 10 meters competition; she managed, alongside with Heba Arzoqi and Ayat Al-Dowikhi, to secure the gold medal of the teams’ rifle events.
The Qatari and Bahraini teams came second and third respectively.
In the pistol 10 meter events, the Kuwaiti team, made up of Hazameh Al-Baghli, Israa Bahman and Awatef Al-Qallaf, won the bronze medal while the Bahraini team won gold and the Omani team won silver.
In the rifle 50 meter men singles competition Khaled Al-Sobei’e won the silver medal, while Qatar’s Ali Al-Mohannadi won gold and Abdulrahman Al-Jehiedly, of Saudi Arabia, won the bronze medal.
In the medal’s list, Bahrain maintained first position with 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze, followed by Kuwait with 4 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze, Qatar with 4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze, Oman with one gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze, Saudi Arabia with one gold and 2 bronze and United Arab Emirates with one gold and 2 bronze.
Meanwhile, a senior sport official hoped success for all efforts and initiatives aiming at addressing Kuwait’s sport dossier.
“We at the Shooting Sport Club are honored to participate under the Kuwaiti flag and do not accept to be ‘controlled’ by any sport entity other than our state, which provides financial support and care for Kuwaiti youth,” said Duaij Al-Otaibi, President of the Kuwaiti and Arab Shooting Federations, in a press release Friday.
His statement came on the backdrop of the ‘back-and-forth’ situation between Kuwait and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), over legality of the sport situation in the country, with the IOC claiming lack of compliance of some Kuwaiti legislations with the Olympic Charter.