India’s Sift Kaur Samra became the sixth shooter to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics after she advanced to the final of the women’s 50m rifle 3 Positions at the ongoing ISSF World Championships. The international shooting championships is currently underway in Baku, Azerbaijan and Sift Kaur became the third Indian shooter to earn a Paris Olympics quota at the ongoing games.
While the 21-year-old could not secure a medal finish as she acquired a fifth place in the qualifying event with a score of 589. Talking about her campaign, she scored a low 192 in the kneeling stage but came back stronger with 199 points in prone and 198 in standing. In the final, played later on Monday, August 21, Sift finished with a score of 429.1 with China’s Qiongyue Zhang and Han Jiayu earning the gold and silver medal respectively.
Among other Indian shooters, Ashi Chouksey finished 29 th with a score of 582 and Manini Kaushik finished 40 th with a score of 580.
It is to be noted that only China, Switzerland and India were eligible to get one quota each in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the ongoing ISSF World Championships in Baku.
Additionally, Mehuli Ghosh (22) secured India’s first 2024 Paris Olympics quota after she won the bronze in the women’s 10m air rifle event. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Akhil Sheoran earned the second quota at the ongoing Championships after winning the bronze in the men’s 50m rifle 3 Position category.