Angad Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Khan won Olympic quota for India after winning Gold and Silver medal at ongoing Asian shooting Championship at Doha.
This is for the first time in the history of Asian Championship shooter Indian Skeet shooter grap top two position.
These are also first two quota for India in Shotgun event. And overall 14th and 15th olympic quota in Shooting. Earlier today Aishwary Pratap also won Olympic quota with bronze medal.
Taking about their rout to final Indian shooter was tied at 120 points with 6 other shooter for 4th place. But Indian shooter remain calm and Advance to Final after a long shotoff.
In final Angad shots was bang on target as he reach 20 points without dropping a bird. In next 6 shot he drop one but remain on top position .
Mairaj on there other hand Start with perfect 13 shot before missing one. He has anoher miss in next six shot which cost him one position and he came down to third place.
Olympic quota was confirm for India after these 26 shots. Now the real task was to grab both olympic sports for India.
Both skeet shooter didn’t disappointed and move to 33 point after total 36 birds. Angad miss one more And drop down to third position. But Kazakhstani shooter already had four misses which cost him medal and both quota got confirm for India.
Coming into gold medal round Both Indian again tied at 56 points and there was again a shotoff to decide gold and silver medal. It was Angad who keep shooting batter then his fallow Indian and grab gold medal.
Thus it also end India’s drought for shotgun olympic quota. India end up with 15 olympic quota in shooting which will definitely goes to 19 after four mix team quota and can reach 20 also if Anish got 25m Quota on the basis of ranking for which he must perform well in next year world cup which will held in Delhi.
Last day for this Asian Shooting Championship is tomorrow . 10m Pistol and mix skeet event will be played tomorrow.
Overall Indian tell reach to 28.you can see full list here – Indian Road to Tokyo
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