Mairaj Ahmad Khan

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan produced a credible performance to finish 10th in the qualification round of the men’s Skeet event at the Rio Olympics here on Friday.

Khan had scores of 24, 25 and 23 in the three rounds to amass a total of 72 points at the Shotgun Range of the Olympic Shooting Centre here.

The 40-year-old from Bulandshar district of Uttar Pradesh has a strong chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Marcus Svensson of Sweden took the top spot in the qualification round while Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Rashidi, who is representing the International Olympic Association (IOA) team, finished second. Azmy Mehelba of Egypt was third.

Svensson scored 25 in each of his three rounds for a total of 75 points. Al-Rashidi (24, 25, 25) and Mehelba (25, 24, 25) had identical totals of 74 points.

  • SHARE

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Volgograd hotel jacks prices 20 times for World Cup

    Volgograd, Dec 16: Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has initiated an administrative case in regard to a hotel in Volgograd for inflating prices by over...

    Bravo doubtful of return to Windies team

    Sharjah, Dec 16: West Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed doubts on his possible return to national colours in any format. Bravo, who last represented the...

    Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav...

    Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year...

    Man Utd still in title race: Matic

    Manchester, Dec 16: Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Saturday that Manchester United are not out of the race for the English Premier League (EPL)...