Muscat: The National Shooting Team secured seven gold medals and two bronze medals during its participation in the third GCC games organised in Kuwait from 13 to 20 May.
The headquarters of the Sultan’s Armed Forces organised a reception for the members of the National Shooting Team on their arrival in the Sultanate yesterday following their participation in the GCC championship.
On their arrival at Muscat International Airport, the team members were received by Brigadier Mohammed bin Saleh Al Farsi, Chief of Electronic Defence at the Sultan’s Armed Forces and a number of senior officers at SAF Headquarters.
The National Shooting Team comprising Major Saif bin Humaid Al Shukaili, Warrant Officer Ismail bin Nasser Al Abri and Sergeant Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al Rahbi secured gold in the 10-metre air-pistol shooting competition.
In the air-pistol 25-metre shooting competition the team comprising Warrant Officer 1 Sultan bin Mohammed Al Hajri, Chief Petty Officer Muaz bin Darwish Al Balushi, and Staff Sergeant Jamal Mansoor Al Hattali bagged gold medal.
In the 50-metre air-gun shooting competition for three different positions, the team secured gold medal having members Chief Petty Officer Esam bin Bader Al Balushi, Staff Sergeant Ali bin Sulaiman Al Saidi and Staff Sergeant Dalham bin Nasser Al Harassi. The 10-metre air-gun team secured the gold medal. The team comprised Warrant Officer Salim bin Ali Al Naabi, Chief Petty Officer Esam bin Bader Al Balushi and Corporal Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Hajri.
The team at the individual level, bagged three gold and two bronze medals, where Warrant Officer Salim bin Ali Al Naabi secured the gold medal in the air-pistol 10-metre competition, Chief Petty Officer Muaz bin Darwish Al Balushi bagged the gold medal in the fast pisto l5-mere competition, Chief Petty Officer Esam bin Bader Al Balushi a gold medal in the 50-metre gun competition (3 different positions) and the bronze medal in the air-gun 10–metre shooting competition, while in the air-pistol ten-metre competition, Sergeant Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al Rahbi bagged a bronze medal.