Pakistan snares 10m air pistol mixed team event shooting bronze

By our correspondent
LAHORE: Follwing a super feat by Kishmala Talat on Monday Pakistan snared another medal in the Asian Shooting Championship when the pair of Kishmala and Gulfam Jospeh lifted bronze in the 10m air pistol mixed team event in Jakarta on Tuesday.
In the bronze medal clash the pair of Kishmala and Gulfam defeated Kazakhistan’s pair of Irina Yunusmetova and Valeriy Rakhimzhan with a 16-8 scoreline.
Earlier in the qualification round Pakistani shooters finished fifth with an aggregate score of 577-18x to make it to the bronze medal match-2.
The other bronze went to Korea’s duo of Bomi Kim and Wonho Lee who downed Mongolia’s Kherlentsetseg and Davaakhuu Enkhtaivan 16-10 in the bronze medal match 1.
Vietnam’s pair Vinh Thru Trinh and Huy Quang Pham wone gold when they defeated India’s Rhythm Sangwan and Arjun Singh Cheema 17-11 in the final.
Both Kishmala and Gulfam will also feature in the 10m air pistol mixed team event in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Pakistan is continuing to produce fine results in Jakrata’s event. Kishmala on Monday became the first sportswoman of the country to blast her way directly into the Paris Olympics.
Before her top national women athletes have only featured in the Olympics on wild cards.
So far this is the third Pakistani shooter who has qualified for the Paris Olympics.
Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Gulfam Jospeh are the others who have already made it to the world’s most prestigious event.
And two more shooters have the chance in shotgun. Besides them the country’s premier javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem and Melbourne-based eventer Usman Khan have also qualified for the Paris Olympics.
There is also a chance for javelin thrower Mohammad Yasir Sultan, taekwondo fighter Haroon Khan and boxer Zohaib Rasheed.
This time it is expected that a healthy national contingent will be featuring in the world’s most prestigious event.

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