Almaty. September 14. Information Center - Talented
Qatari shooter Amal Muhammad made the country proud by winning gold medal in
the rifle event of the ongoing 14th Asian Air Gun Championships in Shymkent,
Kazakhstan, MENAFN reports.
Amal overcame experienced shooters from the host country
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Malaysia to clinch top spot in the event. Qatar
Olympic Committee President H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani congratulated
the talented Qatari shooter for her big achievement.
“We congratulate the female shooter Amal Mohamed for winning
the first place medal at the Asian Shooting Championship in Kazakhstan. A
remarkable achievement that deserves appreciation, and good luck to Amal in the
upcoming tournaments,” Sheikh Joaan tweeted yesterday.
Amal said raising Qatari flag in the Asian event was a big
honour for her.
“It's a huge moment for me,” the gold medallist said on her
“It was a tough competition due to presence of good shooters
but I was confident of performing well. My coach played a huge role in the
victory and this gold medal will boost my confidence for the future events,”
Majid Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Qatar
Archery and Archery Federation, said Qatari shooters have once against proved
that they are capable of winning in top events.
“It's a result of sheer hardwork and we are striving for
more accolades for Qatar,” he said.“I hope Qatar will win more medals in the
Ali Saeed Al Mannai, Chairman of the National Shooting Teams
Committee, lauded efforts from the shooters in the event and heaped special
praise on Amal.
“Amal is one of our most talented shooters who has achieved
much at global and continental arenas,” said Al Mannai.