Deepak Kumar secures India’s 10th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting after winning bronze in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 14th Asian Shooting Championship.
Deepak, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara last year, qualified for the eight-man final in third place with a score of 626.8.
The most experienced of the three Indian shooters participating in the event, Deepak lived up to the expectations by managing to win a quota.
Birthday boy Deepak is the second Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the event after Divyansh Singh Panwar, who secured it in April.
This championship is one last chance to win Olympic quota places for Tokyo 2020.A total of 38 Olympic quota places will be up for grabs (second-most at one event after the 2018 World Championship) and India is fielding a 41-member strong squad across the 15 Olympic events, including six entries only for the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score section.
India now has max available 2 Quotas each in Men’s & Women’s events of 10m Air Rifle & 10m Air Pistol events. Hence India can now filled two mix Team in both mix team event.
This will be 23th overall quota for India across 5 sports.
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