Indian Shooter Palak Secures 20th Olympic Quota in Shooting: Wins Bronze in 10m Air Pistol at ISSF Final Olympic Qualification Championship

Indian shooter Palak Gulia secured the 20th Olympic quota for India in the Rio De Janeiro ISSF Final Olympic Qualification Championship held on Sunday. She also won a bronze medal in the women’s 10-meter air pistol event.

Palak, aged 18, scored 217.6 points. Armenian Elmira Karapetyan clinched the gold with a score of 240.7, while Thailand’s Kanyapak Senchan claimed silver with a score of 240.5. Indian shooter Sanjana stood fifth with a score of 176.7.

Gold Medalist Shooter Secures Olympic Quota Since the Start

The start of Palak’s finals wasn’t promising. While the competition for the Olympic quota began, Thailand’s Kanyapak Senchan and Hungary’s Veronika Major performed exceptionally well. However, Palak bounced back during the elimination stage, showcasing a strong performance. Veronika faced tough competition in the fifth round and was relegated to fourth place.

Elmira Karapetyan, Who Held the Top Spot Throughout, Secured the Olympic Quota First

As Elmira Karapetyan held the top spot from the beginning, she secured the Olympic quota first. Consequently, the silver medalist Senchan and bronze medalist Palak also earned Olympic quotas.

Palak Has Previously Won a Medal at the Asian Games

Last year, Palak Gulia won a gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol event at the Asian Games. Meanwhile, India’s Esha Singh secured a silver medal.

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