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Italy’s Alessandro Chianese wins Qatar Open Shooting’s double trap event

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a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Italy’s Alessandro Chianese wins Qatar Open Shooting’s double trap event © Provided by Qatar Tribune Italy’s Alessandro Chianese wins Qatar Open Shooting’s double trap event

QNA

Doha

Italy’s Alessandro Chianese claimed the gold medal in the double trap competition of Qatar Open Shooting Championship on Wednesday at the Lusail Shooting Range.

Qatar’s Masoud al Athba and Rashid al Athbi who joined four other shooters in the double trap competition. managed to finish fourth and sixth place respectively.

The organizing committee allocated a total prize money of $132,000 for the 280 participants.

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 participation from Olympians and world champions, noting that Italians have 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.

Hammadi said that he was pleased with the two Qataris who reached the final stage of the Double Trap event.

For his part, Chianese expressed his delight at winning the double trap event despite changes in the weather, which he said failed to affect his performance.

The Italian noted that the competition taking place in Doha is the most exciting, given the large number of stars and world champions competing in them.

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