Updated April 27th, 2024 at 21:29 IST

Maheshwari Chauhan leads qualification heading into final day

The top six qualify for the finals on Sunday, which will follow one final round of qualification. There are two Paris Olympic quota places up for grabs in the event.

Maheshwari Chauhan | Image:X
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India's Maheshwari Chauhan shot two perfect rounds of 25 to head into the final day of the women's skeet competition on the top spot at ISSF Olympic Qualification Championship for shotgun shooters, in Doha on Saturday.

The top six qualify for the finals on Sunday, which will follow one final round of qualification. There are two Paris Olympic quota places up for grabs in the event.

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Maheshwari's two-day tally of 98, which includes three perfect rounds, was one more than three others, notably Francisca Chadid (already a quota winner) of Chile, the dangerous Assem Orynbay of Kazakhstan and Victoria Larsson of Sweden.

Teammates Areeba Khan (92) and Ganemat Sekhon (91) were in 25th and 32nd spots respectively.

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In the men's skeet, the fourth round was still in progress with Angad Bajwa having shot rounds of 23 and 25 on the day for a tally of 93, which placed him on the 78th spot currently.

Mairaj Ahmad Khan's final round was in progress but he could at best match Angad's tally. Sheeraz Sheikh was yet to begin his final round.

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India, so far, has two Paris quotas in skeet, one each in the men's and women's events. 

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Published April 27th, 2024 at 21:29 IST