Pakistan shooter Kishmala Talat qualifies for Paris Olympics

She won silver at the Asian Shooting Championship in Jakarta

January 08, 2024
Kishmala Talat. - File

KARACHI: Pakistan shooter Kishmala Talat qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 on Monday after winning the silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol event during the Asian Shooting Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia.

She qualified for the prestigious event with a score of 236.3 in the final.

India’s Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan bagged the gold and bronze medal, respectively. Esha had a score of 243.1, meanwhile Rhythm notched up 214.5.

Kishmala also bagged a bronze medal in the Asian Games last year.

In the initial round, Kishmala scored 575 points, securing her qualification for the finals. Demonstrating remarkable skill in the final round, she competed against India's Eshs for the gold medal.

Kishmala claimed the silver medal and a quota spot in Paris Olympics 2024.

Confirming Kishmala's achievement, Razi Ahmed Khan, Secretary of the Pakistan Shooting Federation, affirmed that she has successfully secured a place for the Paris Olympics 2024.

Kishmala Talat became the third Pakistani shooter to qualify for the Olympics after Gulfam Joseph and G.M. Bashir.

In addition to shooting, Arshad Nadeem has also confirmed his place in the Olympics in athletics, while equestrian athlete Usman Khan's qualification position remains stable and strong.

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