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Nasser keeps Qatar’s medal hopes alive in skeet

Men’s skeet team placed third with impressive show while Reem faces uphill task in women’s skeet.
Qatars Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah Shooting Lusail Shooting Range
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah kept the country’s medal hopes alive with two perfect scores from three rounds of shooting at the Lusail Shooting Range on Saturday. IQ Photo: Vinod Divakaran

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and Reem Al Sharshani were in spotlight in the first three rounds of the skeet competition in the Asian Shooting Championships at the Lusail Shooting Range on Saturday.

While the Qatari rally driver and shooter impressed with a superb show, the country’s representative in the women’s event struggled after a great start. The 24-year-old faces an uphill task to make up lost ground in the two remaining rounds on Sunday.

Nasser though was in splendid form shooting perfect 25s in his first two rounds. Just one miss in the third round pushed him back to third. It was an impressive first day as he had scored 74 out of a possible 75. Kuwait’s Abdullah Alrashidi, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, had a perfect series of 75 to take the lead while India’s Vir Singh Angad Bajwa was in second place with rounds of 25, 24 and 25 for a tally of 74.

Qatar S Reem Al Sharshani Picture Of Concentration In The Women S Skeet
Qatar’s Reem Al Sharshani is a picture of concentration in the women’s skeet. IQ Photo: Vinod Divakaran

Qatar’s Hamad Masoud was just a shot behind at 73 but was in 10th position. Rashid Hamad was in 20th position with a score of 71.

The Qatar men’s team was placed third after three rounds with a score of 218, behind Kuwait (221) and India (219).

In the women’s skeet Reem started off on a good note with a round of 25. She subsequently faltered and could muster just 21. She sought to make up in the third round but came up with a dismal 19. The Qatari woman shooter is 19th after three rounds.

Qatar’s two other women shooters, Hajar Ghulam Mohamed and Hanan Ali Haji, were in 24th and 25th positions respectively with scores of 61 and 57.

The Qatar women’s team was placed seventh with a score of 183, just ahead of neighbours Oman.

The Indian and Chinese teams have been on a gold-medal winning spree over the past few days. Today too they were among the medals but the Chinese came up with a record to boot. The 50M rifle 3-positions team set a new Asian record with their score of 3520. They bettered the previous record of 3510 set by their compatriots in 2018.

RESULTS

  • MEN
  • 25M CENTERFIRE PISTOL: 1. Han Daeyoon (Korea) 588; 2. Gurpreet Singh (India) 586; 3. Kim Junhong (Korea) 586.
  • TEAM: 1. China 1743; 2. Korea 1743; 3. India 1730.
  • JUNIOR
  • 25M PISTOL: 1. Nikita Chiryukin (Kazakhstan) 587; 2. Cai Jiahao (China) 582; 3. Youn Jaeyeon (Korea).
  • TEAM: 1. Korea 1736; 2. India 1730; 3. China 1726.
  • WOMEN
  • 50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS : 1. Shi Mengyao (China) 457.9; 2. Oyunbat Yesugen (Mongolia) 457; 3. Hirata Shiori (Japan) 445.9.
  • TEAM: 1. China 3520 (AR); 2. Iran 3505; 3. India 3503.
  • YOUTH
  • 10M AIR RIFLE: 1. Rudranksh Balasaheb Patil (India) 249; 2. Srijay Ranjanbabu Thathaiyan (India) 248.8; 3. Liu Xiyang (China) 225.7
  • TEAM: 1. India 1871; 2. China 1858; 3. Thailand 1806.6
  • 10M AIR PISTOL :1. Aadhya Tayal (India) 238.9; 2. Shikha Narwal (India) 237.8; Gong Xinyuan (China) 216.9
  • TEAM: 1. India 1696; 2. China 1691; 3. Korea 1682.