We expect to win at least two Olympic licenses, the Secretary General of the Federation of shooting sports Jaloliddin Atabullaev said in an interview with Uzbekistan Today after returning of the team from Kuwait, which hosted the 13th Asian Championship in shooting sports.
“We received a message from the International Olympic Committee about the withdrawal of the license status of the tournament just two days before the Asian Championship. We would already have one license. Vadim Skorovarov from Andijan took fourth place with the result of 622.6 points in the air rifle shooting at a distance of 10 meters. However, it was enough for the license, as athletes performed better had already had licenses. Captain of our team and one of the potential candidates for a license, Sakina Mamedova, did not participate in the tournament. She gave birth to a daughter. These days, she is returning to the sport. It is a real task to win the Olympic license for her. In addition, she can show a good result in the three categories.
Muslima Yuldasheva from Fergana, participating in international competition for the first time, took 11th place, firing a gun at a distance of 10 meters. Roman Goloshapov shooting a small-caliber rifle in the prone position at a distance of 50 meters also performed well.”