Lebanese Shooter Ranked 4th In Trapshooting World Cup

Lebanese Shooter Ranks 4th In Trapshooting World Cup

Lebanese professional trap shooter Ray Bassil came in 4th in an international trapshooting championship held in Cairo, Egypt.

Bassil cumulated a final score of 27 in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, which was held from February 22nd to March 3rd involving athletes from around the world.

Pierre Jalakh, President of the Lebanese Olympic Committee and the Lebanese Shooting and Hunting Federation, congratulated Bassil on her distinguished performance, wishing her success in upcoming tournaments.

“It was such an honour to be representing Lebanon at the World Cup event in Cairo finishing 4th place so close to my medal match!” Bassil said in a social media post following the end of the championship.

“I would like to have the chance to thank you all for your enormous support, encouragement, and messages,” she added, addressing her followers and fans.

Bassil, who won the ISSF World Cup and the gold medal at the 2015 Arab Shooting Championship, represented Lebanon in the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

It’s worth noting that the UNDP youth and gender Goodwill Ambassador was the 1st woman in the region to compete in 2 Olympic games and win 3 consecutive world cup medals in trapshooting.

Last year, she qualified to represent her country once again in the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23rd until August 8th, 2021.

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