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Top 16 shooters set for 14th Asian Shooting Championship

Pakistan’s chief 16 shooters are out to win quota places for Tokyo 2020 in their last quest through participation in 14th Asian Championship beginning in Doha.

Clutch 16 shooters from Pakistan will participate in the 14th Asian Championship being held in Doha from November 3rd-13th.

“Some of them left on Saturday and a few on Sunday. And those playing shotgun events will leave in a day or two,” said an official of National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP).

He said that this is the last event for Pakistani shooters before Tokyo Olympics to win quota places. The events shooters will participate in 10-metre Air Rifle; 50-metre 3-position Rifle; 10-metre Air Pistol; 50-metre Pistol; 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol; Trap; and Skeet competitions.

“Those who have the potential to win quota places in this championship are G M Bashir, Hamza Khan, Usman Chand, Furrukh Nadeem, and Joseph Gulfam,” said the official.
It is pertinent to mention here that 931 athletes from 34 nations are going to take part in this championship. There are 38 Olympic quota places up for grabs in this event.

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