Ayonika Paul bags shooting silver to seal Rio Olympics berth

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New Delhi, Jan. 29 (ANI): Rising shooter Ayonika Paul secured her spot for the Rio Games after claiming the silver medal in women’s 10m air rifle event at the Asia Olympic Qualifying competition here on Friday.

The 23-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist scored 205.9 in the eight-woman final to finish second behind gold medallist Najmeh Khedmati of Iran.

Meanwhile, compatriot Pooja Ghatkar missed out on a berth despite making a strong start in the competition. She finished third with an overall score of 184.5 at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.

With the qualification, Paul has assured her country of her 11th Olympics quota in shooting. (ANI)

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