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Seasoned Tejaswini secures India s 12th Olympic quota in shooting

Veteran Tejaswini Sawant secured India s 12th Olympic quota in shooting but missed out on a medal in the women s 50m rifle 3 positions event in the 14th Asian Championship here on Saturday. Provided she is picked in the final shooting squad for next year s Tokyo Games, it will be her maiden Olympic appearance, having missed the bus in 2008, 2012 and 2016. The former world champion bagged the quota for next year s Tokyo Games by virtue of making the finals of the 50m rifle 3 positions event in the championship. Out of the eight finalists, six of them were ineligible for various reasons, giving India one of the three available quotas in the event. The 39-year-old from Maharashtra s Kolhapur reached the final at fifth position after shooting 1171 in the 12-shot qualifications across the three positions of kneeling,prone and standing. However, in the finals, Sawant fought well but had to be satisfied with a fourth-place finish. The seasoned Indian shot 435.8 in the finals at the Lusail ...


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