Doha, Italy’s Alessandro Chianese won yesterday the gold medal in the double trap competition of Qatar Open Shooting Championship.
Hubert Andrzej Oleinik of Slovakia finished second while Italy’s Andrea Vescovi secured the third place.
Qatar’s Masoud Al Athba and Rashid Al Athbi qualified to the finals and occupied fourth and sixth places respectively. The organizing committee allocated total prize money of $132 thousand for the 280 participants to compete over.
Qatar will be represented in the skeet shooting event by Nasser Al Attiyah, Abdulaziz Al Attiyah, Rashid Saleh, Masoud Saleh, Hassan Al Mannai, Reem Al Sharashni, Amal Ahmed, Hajer Mohammed among many other stars.
The majority of participants are Olympic champions and medalists.
Director of the competition Abdullah Ali Al Motawa Al Hammadi said that the three competitions held as part of the championship saw very strong competition from Olympians and world champions, noting that Italians dominated this year’s event so far.
He also expressed his surprise at the great performance of Iranian players, who came close to winning a gold medal before ending in second place.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee