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Shriyanka Sadangi wins India's 13th Paris Olympics quota in Shooting

This was the last quota event for Indian shooters at the Asian Shooting Championships. India won a total of six Olympic quota places at the tournament.

Shriyanka Sadangi wins Indias 13th Paris Olympics quota in Shooting
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Deepanshu Jain

Updated: 1 Nov 2023 8:01 AM GMT

Shriyanka Sadangi won India's 13th 2024 Paris Olympics quota place in shooting with her fourth-place finish at the Asian Shooting Championships in Changwon, Korea, on Tuesday.

Shriyanka finished sixth in the qualification with a score of 588 to book her place in the final. In the Final, she shot 440.5 to finish at the heart-breaking fourth spot behind the two Chinese and a Korean player.

India has now secured eight out of eight possible Paris quota places in rifle events after Shriyanka's berth in 50m 3P.

Two more Indians, Ashi Chouksey and Ayushi Podder, also reached the final but finished 6th and 7th respectively.

In the qualification round, Sift Kaur Samra topped the standings with 592 points, but she was not eligible for the final as she was playing for ranking points only (RPO). Ashi finished second behind Sift with 591 points and moved to the final as the top seed. Ayushi Podder finished the qualification round as the 8th seed with a score of 587.

This is India's second Olympic berth in Women's 50m rifle 3 positions. Sift Kaur won the first quota place in this category at the 2023 World Championships.

This was the last quota event for India at the Asian Shooting Championships. India won six quota places at the Championship, taking the country's overall shooting quota to 13.

Earlier, the Indian team of Shriyanka Sadangi, Ashi Chouksey and Ayushi Podder won the gold medal in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions team event.

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