By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: The first tournament of HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah third Annual Shooting Tournament was concluded at the ranges of Kuwait Shooting Sport Club, Jahra Branch in juniors Air pistol and rifle. Torky Abdallah Al-Mutairi won the gold medal for the 10 meter air rifle, followed by Salem Saud Dahash and Abdelrahman Fahad Al-Enezi respectively.

Ali Suleiman Ahmad won the gold medal of the 10 meter air pistol, Yousuf Adel Al-Arbeed took the second position while Bandar Fahad Al-Shimmari grabbed third. Deputy Technical Director for Rifle and Pistol Abdullah Barakat Al-Shimmari said the juniors competitions showed that some shooters have great skills. He said that the tournament attracted many shooters of both genders.

Head of Pistol and Rifle Referees Committee Khalid Abdullah Al-Jurayyed said there were refresher courses to inform referees about the updates and amendments on the international shooting laws and rules as the tournament is being conducted according to the ISSF rules. He said Kuwait referees are qualified to officiate in any international tournament. Many of the referees have License A which is the highest possible qualification in the field.

Meanwhile, activities of HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Annual Shooting Tournament continue at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex with the participation of a large number of shooters from Kuwait, Qatar and UAE. Shotgun technical Director Mishfi Abdullah Al-Mutairi said that a large number of shooters expressed their wish to participate in the tournament.