Kuwait's Al-Mutairi second in Skeet shooting at San Marino World Cup
Date: 19/06/2009      Time: 11:03:00 PM
Kuwaiti talented shooter Zaid Al-Mutairi earned the silver medal in the Skeet Men's competition at the ISSF World Cup stage in San Marino, Italy, on Friday. Al-Mutairi was second with a total score of 145 targets, only one disc under Cypriot champion Georgios Achilleos, with third place going to Norway's Tore Brovold. The 27-year old Kuwaiti athlete won the second world cup medal of his shooting career. The win qualifies Al-Mutairi to take part in the World Shooting Championship in Beijing, China, according to a statement from the Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation (KSSF). Congratulating Al-Mutairi on his win, KSSF President Duaij Al-Otaibi said he dedicates the win to His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and to the Kuwaiti people. Al-Otaibi also expressed his gratitude to the Public Authority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) for their efforts in easing procedures for the Kuwaiti team during their participation. After the competition intended as a warm-up, the young Kuwaiti shooter along with more of his fellow compatriots will head to the West Asian Championships in Iran on 19 July. The World Cup stage is also considered a point-accumulating Olympic qualifier for the games in London 2012.