Tokyo Olympics: Pakistani shooter Ghulam Mustafa qualifies for the medal round

Lahore, 1st August: Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, Pakistan’s top shooter and national champion bagged the sixth position by performing brilliantly in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

According to details, top shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir has qualified for the medal round at the end of stage one of the 25 m rapid fire pistol shooting competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

As per reports, Sunday morning, a total of 27 shooters played 30 shots in stage 1, while, on Monday another 30 will be played before the top six play the medal round.

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Ghulam Mustafa ended day one by securing 293 points after playing six series of five shots each in three different time brackets in stage one. He came at 6th position.

While another Pakistani shooter Muhammad Khalil Akhtar could not see a significant performance in Stage 1 and was placed at the 16th position with a total of 286 points.

34-year-old Bashir is Pakistan national champion in 25 m rapid fire pistol and a gold medalist of South Asian games. He scored 99 in series of 8 seconds, 98 in series of 6 seconds and 96 in 4 seconds.

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On the other hand, Khalil scored 98, 96 and 92 in series of 8, 6 and 4 seconds respectively.

It may be noted that on Monday morning, the shooters will return to Tokyo’s Asaka Shooting Range for stage 2 to be played at 4:30 am PST. At the end of stage 2, the top six shooters will qualify for the medal round.

Ghulam Mustafa Bashir who has secured the 6th position will now aim to at least retain the position during the second stage to confirm his position in the medal round.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the medal round on Monday, the shooters will fire 40 shots each with the first shooter to eliminate after the initial 20 shots followed by the elimination of another on every 5 shots.

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