Bhowneesh Mendiratta Earns India’s First 2024 Olympics Quota Place In Shooting

Bhowneesh Mendiratta earned India’s first 2024 Paris Olympics quota place in shooting, after he finished a commendable fourth in the men’s trap competition at the ongoing ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia. Bhowneesh missed a world championship medal narrowly in the process, being the first to bow out with 13 out of the first 15 hits in the 35-shot medal match. There were four quota places each up for grabs in both the men’s and women’s trap event on the day.

The 23-year-old world number 144 (before the final) from Faridabad, however, secured the Paris Olympics quota for the country after he topped the second ranking round match with a brilliant 24 out of 25 hits.

It was an excellent effort from the Indian youngster, whose only senior medal at the world stage before this was a Team silver at the Changwon World Cup earlier in the year.

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