Shooting: Shi Wins Asian Championships Gold in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Medals and quotas were awarded today in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships. The three highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Asian Shooting Championships is currently being held in Doha, Qatar from November 3rd to November 13th 2019.

The qualification round saw China’s Shi Mengyao and South Korea’s Bae Sang-hee finish with 1178 points each, though with more inner-10s shots it was Shi who finished first overall. As only three eligible athletes reached the finals the Olympic quotas were won by Iran’s Fatemeh Karamzadeh, India’s Tejaswini Sawant and Japan’s Shiori Hirata. As a reminder, Japan’s host quota will be reallocated to the highest ranked nation not yet qualified after the qualification period. In the final, it was Shi who led all athletes going into the elimination stage where she won the gold medal with a score of 457.9. The silver and bronze medals were won by Mongolia’s Oyuunbatyn Yesugen and Hirata respectively.

All selected athletes must achieve the MQS in an eligible event order to compete at the Olympics. The Asian Shooting Championships continues tomorrow with medals and Olympic quotas being awarded in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions and men’s and women’s skeet.

Qualified Nations

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
* India
* Iran
* Japan

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