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Shooter Khaled Al-Mudhaf apologizes for losing in Olympics
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Shooter Khaled Al-Mudhaf expressed
apologies on Sunday for losing the shooting competition in the 2004 Olympics
In a press release sent to KUNA, Al-Mudhaf said that he had no luck to win
one of the three medals for Kuwait, noting that other shooters in the
competition were more experienced. He placed sixth in the shooting competition
with 141 points after failing to hit five targets.
Kuwaiti Minister of Energy and chairman of the Asian Olympic Council Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Fahad praised the performance of Al-Mudhaf as one of the best six
shooters in the world.
Chairman of the Kuwaiti Shooting Club Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud also praised
the performance of Al-Mudhaf, noting that ranking sixth among the best
shooters in the world should make Kuwait proud of its athletes.
The shooting competition included five rounds held for two days. Every
round included 25 targets to hit. The golden medal was won by Russia with 149
hits out of 150, second place was for Italy with 146 hits, while the third
place was for Australia with 145 hits. (end)
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