Ten shooters in Asian Olympic qualifying competition

KARACHI: Ten Pakistani shooters will take part in the Asian Olympic qualifying competition in New Delhi from January 25 to February 3 next year.

According to the entry list for the competition, Ghufran Adil will feature in the 10m Air Rifle event; Shehzad Akhtar will participate in the 50m Pistol event; and Ghulam Mustafa Bashir will play the 10m Air Pistol event.

The other players are Usman Chand and Khurram Inam (Skeet); Mehwish Farhan (25m Pistol and 10m Air Pistol); Mehak Fatima (10m Air Rifle); Bilal Khan (50m Pistol and 10m Air Pistol); Kalim Khan (50m Pistol and 10m Air Pistol); and Shahid Mushtaq (50m Rifle Prone and 10m Air Rifle).

This event is being staged as compensation after the disqualification of Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait last month by the International Olympic Committee.

Usman Chand from Punjab and G M Bashir of Pakistan Navy are strong contenders to win quota places for Rio Olympics.  A total of 575 athletes from 32 nations are taking part in the event.

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