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Pakistan annexes 10th spot in Asia with three quota places for Tokyo 2020

Pakistan’s shooting squad attained 10th position out of 16 Asian countries with regards to quota places for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Pakistan won three quota places to take 10th position out of 16 countries in shooting in Asia. China tops the list with 25 quotas and India is second with 15 quotas. South Korea and Japan are third and fourth with 14 and 12 quotas, respectively. 

Iran and Thailand each won six places. Chinese Taipei with five places is seventh. Kuwait and Mongolia are eighth and ninth, respectively. Behind Pakistan are Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Qatar, and Singapore.

In total 102 quotas were won by 16 Asian countries. Meanwhile, National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) is going to arrange six weeks training for Pakistani shooters with an Italian coach to prepare them for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

“We are to arrange the training for our shooters with the world’s best coach, a legend with three consecutive gold medals in Olympics,” said an official of NRAP.

“We shall make all efforts to win a medal for Pakistan,” he added.

The three Pakistani shooters who have won quota places for Tokyo 2020 are Khalil Akhtar, Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, and Gulfam Joseph.

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