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KUWAIT: Kuwait Shooting Championship 2024 will be launched on Saturday at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex, as the technical meeting will be held to put the final touches on the competitions procedures.

President of Asian Shooting Confederation Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said Asian shooting sport became a tough number at the international level due to shooters’ many major achievements and having Asian countries hosting most important tournaments.

He said that the presence of the President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Luciano Rossi in Kuwait to attend the Asian Championship reflects the major support he has for Asian and Kuwait shooting sport.

Meanwhile, President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Sport Federations Eng. Duaij Al-Otaibi said the support from the ISSF and ASC confirms its importance as it is being held under their supervision and is qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

Group photo of officials and participants.
Group photo of officials and participants.

He said Kuwait’s hosting of this continental sports event is evidence on the outstanding ability of KSSF personnel for organization, and he thanked the Public Authority for Sport and government entities for their support.

As part for the preparations for the tournament, the international course of shotgun referees in which the ISSF technical delegate Abdullah Ali Al-Mutawaa Al-Hammadi, from Qatar, and his deputy Mohammad Al-Fahad, from Kuwait lectured concluded on Wednesday.

Al-Hammadi said “I thank Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation and Secretary General of Arab and KSSF Obaid Munahi Al-Osaimi for nominating the participants in the course that was highly successful through interaction from the start. The course was highly rich in topics and participants had to attend from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM and ended with a 2 hour test for all”.

He said the ASC look forward to organize such courses so all can benefit from them, as the current course included Trap, Skeet and Mixed doubles.

Meanwhile, head of the referees committee of the Asian Championship Mohammad Al-Fahad said the number of referees in this tournament is 18 from Kuwait and the same number from other countries, adding that KSSC worked for more than a year on preparing referees to reach the outstanding level they have now, through regular workshops.

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