Bullseye Victory: Sift Kaur Samra Secures Paris Olympics Quota at ISSF World Championships 2023


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Sift Kaur Samra, a promising Indian shooter, has secured a quota for the Paris Olympics 2024 in the ISSF World Championships in 2023. On Monday, August 21, she finished sixth in the women’s 50m rifle 3-positions event. The excellent 21-year-old Indian finished sixth in the final with a score of 429.1.

China’s shooters won gold and silver medals in the women’s 50m rifle 3-positions. Meanwhile, the bronze medalist was an American shooter. Sift had previously scored 192 in the kneeling position, 199 in the prone position, and 198 in the standing position during the qualification round.

She advanced to the final round with a total score of 589. Manini Kaushik and Ashi Chouksey, on the other hand, were unable to compete in the event’s final.

Mehuli Ghosh (women’s 10m air rifle), Akhil Sheoran (men’s 50m rifle 3-positions), and Sift Kaur Samra (women’s 50m rifle 3-positions) have clinched Paris Olympics quotas at the present ISSF World Championships in Baku.

In addition, in last year’s championships, Bhowneesh Mendiratta (men’s trap), Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (men’s 10m air rifle), and Swapnil Kusale (men’s 50m rifle 3-positions) earned Olympic places for India.

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