Licensed Asian Shooting Championships Starts in Delhi.
Licenses must be drawn in the autumn of last year at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait. Just two days before the start of the tournament, the International Olympic Committee removed a license status of the tournament. So, competitions were held as normal ones. The Asian Confederation decided to draw licenses later.
Now the Asian Championships has started in the Indian city of Delhi where licensed will be drawn. Our athletesRoman Goloshapov, LenaraAsanova and MuslimaYuldosheva will fight for them. In the following days, Vadim Skorovarov, SakinaMamedova, MargsharitaOrlova, Maria Filimonova, SaidhonSaifutdinovand Vladimir Svechnikov will perform.
The shooting sports federation expects to win at least two Olympic licenses. The most possible winners were determined already in Kuwait.
Vadim Skorovarovfrom Andijan performed well there. He took the fourthplace with the result of 622.6 points in the 10 meterair rifle. However, it was enough for the license, as athletes,who performed better, had already had licenses.
Another athlete who is likely to win a license went to Delhi. Her name isSakinaMamedova. She could not go to Kuwait because of the birth of daughter. At the World Cup of 10 meter air rifle in the United State,she needed just 0.1 points more to enter the top eight finalists and get a license. It is a real challenge to win a ticket to the Olympics with her current level of results. In addition, she can show a good result in the three types.