Asian Games: Kishmala Talat, Usman Chand make good start in shooting

The Games are being held in Hangzhou, China

September 26, 2023
Usman Chand (L) and Kishmala Talat (R) did well in their respective competitions. — Asian Games

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Kishmala Talat and Usman Chand performed well in the shooting competitions on Tuesday in the ongoing Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China.

Kishmala participated in the 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification Precision and grabbed 289 points with 11 centre-off targets.

She scored 96 points in the first series, 95 in the second and 98 in the last and managed to finish in 12th position.

Rapid round of 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification will be played on Wednesday.

To qualify for the final of the competition, she will have to finish in the top 8.

On the other hand, in Skeet Men’s qualification, Usman Chand finished ten with 72 points to his name.

Chand scored 24 points in each of his three rounds and got 72 out of 75 points.

To qualify for the final, he will have to finish in the top six in the next rounds which will be played tomorrow.

Two more Pakistani players, Usman Sadiq and Imam Haroon, finished 17th and 34th respectively in the same discipline.

Earlier, Pakistan’s journey ended in the 10m air rifle shooting discipline after Ghufran Adil, Aqib Latif and Zeeshan Fareed failed to qualify in the top 8 for the next round.

Ghufran finished 31st with 622.7 points, Aaqib finished 44th with 616.7 and Zeehshan finished 53rd with 608.4 points.

Pakistan, as a whole, finished 14th with a total of 1874.8 points in the 10m air rifle competition.

In another shooting competition, Pakistan’s G.M. Bashir, who started well in the first round of the qualification phase and secured eighth position, was out of the top 4 race after only getting 13 points in the second round.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.