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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: Kuwait’s yearly Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah 2022-23 Shooting competition was concluded earlier today with the medal ceremony taking place for all its categories with participants from Kuwait, Bahrain, and Kazakhstan. Organized by Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation and gratified with two gold medals, the Kuwaiti team managed to top both the Olympic bow and arrow as well as the compound categories by archers Abdullah Taha and Ahmed Al-Shatti.
While in the women’s events, Soha Khalf Allah from Bahrain obtained her gold medal in the Olympic bow and arrow category. As for the team from Astana, a display of dominating performances during the three day long competition resulted in four gold medals thanks to Valery Rakhman in the 10m men’s pistol, while Ilya Fedin succeeded gold in the 10m air rifle women’s.
Their wins carried on with Valeria Poplova winning gold in the women’s 10m air pistol, while her compatriot managed to win in the 10m air rifle category. Additionally three junior competitions were also held for the same competitions. Following the closing ceremony, Sheikh Abdullah Thamer Ali Al-Sabah told KUNA how much he appreciates the organizers and committee for their efforts in helping further develop the sport for both men and women.
President of Kuwait’s Shooting federation, Duaj Al-Otaibi also gave his word to KUNA on the occasion also thanking the organizers for continuing this yearly competition founded by the Late Sheikh, and praised their performances. Kuwait has gained a major foothold in this sport internationally with the latest achievements of shooter Tala Al-Tariqi in the trap competition, ranking in third place, added Al-Otaibi. He also conveyed gratification for all the participating shooters from Kazakhstan and Bahrain for the outstanding display of target shooting and skill beside the Kuwaiti team’s spectacular performances.(KUNA)