KUWAIT: Kuwait continued its success in HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 5th International Annual Grand Prix as shooter Eman Al-Shamaa won the bronze medal in women skeet event yesterday, as the gold medal went to Kazakhstan’s Olga Panarina, and the silver went to New Zealand’s Chloe Jane Holden Tipple.
The competition was very stiff, and the third place was determined by a shoot off round between Kuwait’s Afrah Adel and Eman Al-Shamaa.
This brings the total medals Kuwait won to five, two gold medals to Abdelrahman Al-Faihan and Shahad Al-Hawal, one silver to Sarah Al-Hawal, while Talal Al-Rashidi and Eman Al-Shamaa won bronze.
Meanwhile, winner of the men’s gold medal in the trap event said that the win came after strong preparations and unlimited support by the Kuwait Shooting Sport Administration led by Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Oaibi. The administration provided all that is possible to ensure all means of success to the shooters, and this made it possible to continue making the achievements and seek better results, adding that winning the gold medal should be credited to his teammates and the club administration.
Meanwhile, winner of the trap bronze medal Talal Al-Rashidi, said he is very happy to win third place following strong competition, adding that intense training and preparation contributed to his winning the bronze.
Al-Rashidi committed himself to more winning, as they will go to Egypt in two weeks time to participate in the Arab championship.
Lebanese trap shooter Walid Al-Najjar, who won the silver medal, said he won the second place in the trap event with great difficulty, adding that competing with Kuwaiti players is very hard as they are known for being outstanding in the shooting sport.
Head of Egypt’s delegation Maj Gen Shareef Al-Samahi lauded the distinguished standards HH the Amir 5th Grand Prix is witnessing by all shooters be them Arabs or foreigners. He said the championship is considered a strong addition to any shooter due to its higher standards.
He said the championship is considered an opportunity for the shooters to prepare themselves for the upcoming events both internationally and at the Olympic level.
By Abdellatif Sharaa