Iranian shooter Najmeh Khedmati earns quota place for Tokyo 2020

April 23, 2019 - 15:1

TEHRAN – Iranian female shooter Najmeh Khedmati earned a quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday.

She came fifth at the 10m Air Rifle Women with a score of 186.6 in the 2019 ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol underway in Beijing, China.

“I am very happy to earn Iran’s first quota in the shooting. I will work hard to do my best in Tokyo,” Khedmati said after booking a place in Tokyo.

Russia's Yulia Karimova, 25, bagged the gold medal with a score of 251.1.

Korea's Eunji Kwon took silver with 250.2 points and the bronze medal went to her compatriot Jihyeon Keum with 228.0.

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo between July 24 and August 9 and will see a total of 339 sets of medals to be contested in 33 sports (50 disciplines).

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