Kuwaiti shooters power to victory in Asian tourney
Kuwait clinched first place yesterday in the team competition of the Seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan.
Abdulrahman Al-Faihan and Sara AlHawal led their team to victory, as South Korea and India trailed in second and third place, respectively, Duaij Al-Otaibi, head of the Kuwait and Arab Shooting Sports Federations went on to dedicate this monumental victory to HH the Amir, HH the Crown Prince, government and Kuwaiti people. He told Kuna via telephone that 350 competitors representing 29 nations participated in the tournament which is being in Kazakh capital.
Meanwhile, Kuwaiti shooters returned to the crowning stage on Tuesday under the Kuwaiti flag after the ban was lifted.
Trap shooter Abdelrahman Al-Faihan won the individual gold medal, followed by his teammate Talal Abdallah Al-Rashidi, who won silver.
The team of Abdelrahman Al-Faihan, Talal Al-Rashidi and Khalid Al-Mudhaf won the first place with 350 points, Lebanon took the second spot with 336 points and UAE with 331 points.
Honorary President of Asian Shooting Federation Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah attended the awarding ceremony. —KUNA