Shooting: Second Day of Competition at the Asian Championships Saw Olympic Quotas Awarded to Nine Nations

Medals and Olympic quotas were awarded today in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and the men’s and women’s trap at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships. The four highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation in the rapid fire pistol while the top three qualified in the trap events. The Asian Shooting Championships is currently being held in Doha, Qatar from November 3rd to November 13th 2019.

The qualification round of the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol was won by China’s Li Yuehong whom finished with a score of 588, three more than his compatriot and 2018 World champion Lin Junmin. As only three eligible athletes reached the finals, the Olympic quotas were won by Japan’s Teruyoshi Akiyama, South Korea’s Song Jong-ho and Pakistan’s Ghulam Bashir along with Thailand’s Isaranuudom Phurihiranphat. By winning a quota here, Japan’s host quota will be reallocated to the highest ranked nation without a qualified athlete at the end of the qualification process. The final saw a very consistent performance by World champion Lin where he hit 35/40 targets to win gold. The silver medal was won by Li while Yao Zhaonan made it a sweep for China by winning bronze.

Lebanon’s Ray Bassil topped all athletes during the qualification round of the women’s trap where she hit 118/125 targets, two more than the chasing pack of three. The final came down to a shoot-off as Bassil and Kazakhstan’s Sarsenkul Rysbekova finished with 36/50 targets hit. Rysbekova missed the second target allowing Bassil to win the gold medal. The bronze medal was won by Japan’s Yukie Nakayama. All three medalists won quotas for their nations.

The qualification round of the men’s trap saw a tie between India’s Kynan Chenai and Kuwait’s Naser Meqlad as both athletes hit 122/125 targets. Kuwait displayed its strength in the event as they swept all three medals with Talal Al-Rashidi winning gold and the Olympic quota, Khaled Al-Mudhaf winning silver and Meqlad winning bronze. The other two Olympic quotas were won by Chinese Taipei’s Yang Kun-pi and Qatar’s Mohammed Al Rumaihi.

All selected athletes must achieve the MQS in an eligible event order to compete at the Olympics. The Asian Shooting Championships continues with the next medals and Olympic quotas being awarded in the women’s 25m pistol.

Qualified Nations

Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
* Japan
* Pakistan
* South Korea
* Thailand

Men’s Trap
* Chinese Taipei
* Kuwait
* Qatar

Women’s Trap
* Japan
* Kazakhstan
* Lebanon

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