The Omani Committee for Shooting with Traditional Weapons organized today at Ezz Shooting Range in the Wilayat of Manah in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate a traditional shooting competition in its eighth edition for the categories of juniors, girls and general women.
The competition included shooting with the saktoun weapon at a distance of 50 meters and dropping dishes at a distance of 50 metres, with the participation of 200 male and female shooters from different governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.
His Excellency Basil bin Ahmed Al Rawas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Sports for Youth for Sports and Youth, the sponsor of the occasion, said: We have seen a development in this competition from the organizing committee and the participants after the participation of 200 participants of different ages and from different governorates, and this indicates the desire of Omanis and youth to practice this sport, adding that the launch From the base and attention to this category will pay off in the future.
Colonel Salem bin Mubarak Al-Abrauy, head of the Omani Committee for Shooting with Conventional Weapons, said in his speech: One of the objectives of holding this tournament for these categories is to select distinguished elements who can be qualified and prepared to participate in the national shooting teams and teams that can represent the Sultanate of Oman in international and regional forums and competitions. Since its formation, the committee has led to the establishment of many of these activities and programs to achieve these goals and objectives, and among the most important of these activities is the establishment of seven annual tournaments, five of which are for the general public and two for the general women and junior category.
The results of the competition came in two stages, first the Saktoun competition: the junior category Muhammad bin Saeed Al-Badi won the first place, Saeed bin Bashir Al-Olayani came second, and Al-Mahdi bin Saif Al-Shukaili came third.
In the women’s category: Al-Anoud bint Hammoud Al-Harsousiya won the first place, Shahd bint Awad Al-Ka’abiya came second, and Shaima bint Khamis Al-Muqbaliya came third. As for the All-Women category, Aisha bint Khamis Al-Muqbaliya came in first place, Afra bint Khamis Al-Muqbaliya took second place, and Aisha bint Saif Al-Diriyah in third place.
In the second stage of the disk dropping competition, the Musayyib Union team won first place.
At the conclusion of the competition, His Excellency Basil bin Ahmed Al Rawas, the sponsor of the occasion, distributed prizes to the winners of the first places in the competition.
It is worth mentioning that the Omani Committee for Archery with Traditional Weapons holds this competition annually with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, which gives all the attention and care to traditional games and the authentic Omani heritage, in addition to supporting and encouraging the junior and female shooting categories to supply the national teams with the best elements in the shooting field to represent the Sultanate of Oman in Gulf and Arab forums The committee is also working to spread the game in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman with a clear strategic plan.
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