Pakistani shooter

Rio Olympics: Pakistani woman shooter fails to qualify for final round

KARACHI: Pakistani shooter Minhal Sohail failed to qualify for the final round of women’s 10m air rifle shooting competition after finishing 28th out of 51 in the qualifiers.

Minhal scored 413.2 points from four rounds in qualifiers but couldn’t manage to finish among top eight as she was merely 2.7 points short with the last player to qualify for the finals.

However, at 28th position, she finished better than both the shooters (Apurvi Chandela 34th and Ayonika Paul 47th) from arch-rivals and considerably a better shooting team India.

Minhal Sohail, 21, was the first female shooter from Pakistan, and also the first Pakistani athlete to be eliminated from the Rio Olympics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>