Kuwait, 3 September 2023 - President of the Qatar Shooting & Archery Association (QSAA) Mishaal Ibrahim Al Nasr has been elected Vice President of the Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC) for the next session. The election took place during the General Assembly of the ASC that was held in Kuwait in the presence of representatives of 41 national federations in the Asian continent.
Mishaal Ibrahim Al Nasr won 77 votes during the elections for the executive positions of the ASC, including 5 vice-presidents and 8 members of the executive office.
During the ASC General Assembly, Kuwaiti candidate Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah reelected by acclamation as President of the ASC for the next four years.
Attended by the President of the International Shooting Federation Luciano Rossi, the meeting adopted the ASC's administrative and financial reports for the fiscal year, and approved the program for the continental championships in the coming period. The start will be with the Asian Shooting Championship in Korea in October, the Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuwait in January, and the Asian Rifle & Pistol Championship in Indonesia in February, among others.
Al Nasr expressed his happiness at winning this Asian position with the highest percentage of votes during the ASC General Assembly elections.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al Nasr dedicated his victory to the wise leadership and to HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani for their support for sports and athletes.
Al Nasr stressed that one of the most key reasons behind this victory was the important reputation enjoyed by Qatari sports on a continental and international level through successful hosting of the most prominent tournaments as well as the competence and excellence of the Qatari cadres in various sports sectors.
Working with ASC President Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah during the coming period is an important gain, he said, noting at the same time his constant keenness and the importance of concerted efforts and harnessing all capabilities to advance this ancient sport at the Asian level at all levels, wishing all the elected members continued success.
In November 2023, Qatar will host the shooting champions and will host the final shooting tournament that qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympics in April 2024.