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Angad & Mairaj win gold, silver and two more Olympics quota for India in shooting

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Indian shooters Angad Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan earns Olympics Tokyo 2020 quotas as they win gold and silver, respectively in the skeet event of Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. They took India’s number of shooting quota at 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 15 (highest-ever for the country).

While Angad shot 56 in the final, Mairaj also finished shooting 56. They both were engaged in a shoot-off to clinch the top honours at the tournament, where Angad won the shoot-of 6-5.

 Angad wins gold at skeet at Asian Shooting Championships
Angad wins gold at skeet at Asian Shooting Championships

In the qualifications, earlier today, Angad and Mairaj had picked 120 in five rounds. Three shooters had already qualified to final, while the India duo had to take the shoot-off route to reach the finals. Mairaj had shot 24, 24, 25, 25, 22, while Angad shot 25, 24, 25, 24, 22.

Mairaj wins silver at skeet at Asian Shooting Championships
Mairaj wins silver at skeet at Asian Shooting Championships

Earlier today, 18-year-old Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won the bronze medal as he finished third and earned India’s 13th Tokyo 2020 Olympics quota in the finals of the 50m rifle 3P event.

In Tokyo 2020 Olympics, India will field 15 shooters, it’s highest-ever. Till now, India had sent a maximum of 12 shooters at the Olympics, which came during the Rio Games in 2012.

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