shootingKUWAIT: The first National Guard Shooting Championship was just concluded at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex in the presence of Brig Bader Adballah Al-Ahmad, operations commander at the National Guard, President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi, Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Secretary General Obaid Al-Osaimi, Kuwait Shooting Sport Club Board Member, Eng Hussam Al-Roumi and officials from the National Guard.

The championship included Olympic Skeet and Trap as a large number of guardsmen participated. In his speech, during the closing ceremony, Eng Duaij Al-Otaibi highly appreciated the role of the National Guard President HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, and Vice-president Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in supporting the development of shooting. Al-Otaibi thanked the political leadership that gave Kuwait Shooting the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex.

Results of the tournament were as follows: SKEET: Abdallah Hadi, Abdellatif Al-Namlan, Abdallah Hamad. - TRAP: Abdelaziz Mane, Abdallah Sultan, Fahad Awadh. Meanwhile, the Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations thanked Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah for her support in the annual Late Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah Tournament, which will be held from Jan 21 until Jan 23. The tournament will include the 10 Meter Pistol and Rifle, the 50 Meter Pistol and rifle and Archery with the participation of national teams, club shooters and the National Guard.

Al-Osaimi said the tournament carries the name of one of the national symbols who participated in the development of modern Kuwait, when he headed several departments and laid the corner stones for a large number of vital facilities that are still bearing his name. Al-Osaimi lauded the major support Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahad gives to shooting and shooters.

By Abdellatif Sharaa