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Shooting federation praises Amir’s support for the sport of shooting

Duaij Al-Otaibi with Sheikh Ali Al-Khalifa
Duaij Al-Otaibi with Sheikh Ali Al-Khalifa

KUWAIT: Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations thanked HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah for his patronage of HH the Amir 5th International Shooting Grand Prix that concluded on Monday at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex.

Al-Osaimi said HH the Amir’s continued support for the sport of shooting in the tournament competition year after year as well as the tournaments hosted by Kuwait, shows HH the Amir’s interest in the game which gives added responsibility to Kuwaiti shooters to continue their achievements, and work on always being better.

This was evident by having Kuwait on top of the list of winning countries during the tournament which coincided with Kuwait’s celebrations of the national days and HH the Amir’s ascension to power. He said the tournament continued to attract notable shooters in the world be it from Europe, Australia, Africa besides the Arab countries, and this made competition tougher and more difficult to win medals. Osaimi thanked those who contributed to with members of the board of directors in addition to various government bodies.

The Grand Prix concluded with highly successful technical performance as all participants have testified. Meanwhile, President of the Asian Shooting Confederation (AFC) Sheikh Ali Bin Abdallah Al Khalifa said the wide ranging participation by world shooters confirms the importance of this prestigious tournament that all of them compete to win. He said the Grand Prix saw high levels and had shooters show their best skills, and congratulated Kuwait shooters for their “sweeping” medals.

Sheikh Ali thanked HH the Amir for his generous patronage of the tournament and his continued support of the same at various levels be it in the Gulf, Asia or international. He lauded the role of Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs for his tremendous efforts in developing the sport of shooting in the Arab and Asian levels. He also appreciated the role of President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi and the rest of the board of directors in organizing the Grand Prix, which was highly successful.

By Abdellatif Sharaa

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