Indian shooter Varun Tomar qualified for the Paris Olympics after winning gold in the men’s 10m rifle event at the Asian qualifiers here on Monday.
The 20-year-old scored 239.6 in the final, edging out compatriot Arjun Cheema. Who won the silver medal with a score of 237.3.
The top two shooters in each of these categories, if they qualify in their country and have not received their quota for the event, will receive a quota for their country. India opened its campaign at the Asian Olympic qualifying event in Jakarta. Which doubles as the 2024 Asian Shooting Championships for archers and shooters, with a gold medal in the pistol team event. 10m air.
The Indian team of Varun,Arjun and Ujjawal Malik achieved the highest score with 1740 marks. And bagged the gold medal while Iran and Korea bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively. India already has 13 places in the Paris Olympics in shooting, eight in rifle, three in rifle and two in rifle.
Sarabjot Singh (Men’s 10m Air Shot), Manu Bhaker (Women’s 25m Shot Put). Anish Bhanwala (Men’s 25m Quick Shot) are the three Indian shooters who have already achieved the limit. A community can receive up to 24 limits – eight each in rifle, shotgun and handgun programs.
Indian shooters are looking to surpass their 15-match winning streak before the finals in Tokyo.