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Qatar team aim for gold at Asian Shooting Championship – Doha News

ByMary M. Ward

Aug 7, 2022

Ever since immersing themselves in the sport competitively, Qatar has grown in making its impact in the world of shooting.

Qatar’s men’s skeet team won the gold medal at the 10th Asian Shooting Championship on Saturday in Kazakhstan.

Rashid Al-Athba, Masoud Al-Athba and Abdulaziz Al-Atteh triumphed in the competition, beating both Kuwait and hosts Kazakhstan.

To add to the country’s victory, the Qatari women’s team came third, winning bronze.

Earlier this month, 42-year-old Rashid bin Hamad Al-Athba finished with a target rate of 27/35 points in the men’s trap event, which saw him finish second among eight best shooters.

Both the men’s and women’s skeet teams in Qatar have a long history of top performances in their matches. Last year, the Qatar team won gold in the Arab Shooting Championship, which was held with 300 shooters from 15 Arab teams.

In the same year, Qatari Amal Muhammad won the gold medal at the 14th Asian Airgun Championship.

An influential impact

Ever since immersing themselves in the sport competitively, Qatar has grown in making its impact in the world of shooting.

Earlier this year, Lusail Shooting Range hosted the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association Cup and is currently preparing to host the Shooting World Cup, currently scheduled for next March.

In an interview with The Peninsula, Al Anoud Saeed Al Misnad, Head of the QSAA Women’s Committee, said: “There is great interest in women shooters and the future looks bright…we will push many young faces in the tournament. We have more than one promising player.