Maheshwari Chauhan bags Olympic quota in Women’s skeet shooting event

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Maheshwari Chauhan

Indian Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan has made a significant stride in her career by securing a berth for the Paris 2024 Olympics in the women’s skeet shooting event. This achievement was marked at the ISSF Final Olympic Shotgun Qualification Championship held in Doha, Qatar.

Maheshwari Chauhan’s performance in the tournament

Chauhan’s performance in the championship was commendable. She qualified in fourth place with the second-best score of 121 out of 125, setting a new national record. In the final round, she tied on 54 with Francisca Chadid of Chile, but missed a double in the shoot-off, securing the silver medal.

Despite the intense competition, Chauhan’s focus remained unwavering. She expressed her satisfaction with her performance and the achievement of securing the Olympic quota. Her quota also means India can field the full allocation of two shooters in the women’s skeet event in Paris.

This achievement marks India’s 21st shooting quota for the Paris 2024 Olympics and the fifth in shotgun events. It signifies the hard work and dedication of Indian shooters, who have managed to secure 21 of the 24 possible quotas, including a full allocation of eight each in rifle and pistol events.

“It was amazing, it was better than what I hoped for. It has taken me a long time and a lot of work to get here. I was really glad that I could get the (Olympic) quota. I’m a bit bummed about the shoot-off, but I have no regrets and am happy with how it went,” exclaimed the shooter after the event.

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