In a remarkable feat at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Rhythm Sangwan secured a bronze medal in the women’s 25m pistol event, obtaining a Paris 2024 Olympic quota for India. This accomplishment marked India’s 16th shooting quota for the upcoming Olympics, surpassing the previous record tally of 15 set for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The Finale: Rhythm Sangwan’s Performance
During the intense 25m pistol final, Rhythm Sangwan showcased her skills, scoring 28 out of 45 to claim the bronze. The gold and silver medals were secured by Jiin Yang and Yeji Kim from the Republic of Korea, who shot 41/50 and 32/50, respectively.
Olympic Quotas Allocation
With a country allowed a maximum of two quotas per event for the Paris Olympics, South Korea had already secured two quotas in the women’s 25m pistol from previous qualifying events. As a result, the Olympic quotas were redistributed to India and Chinese Taipei.
However, the ultimate decision on athlete participation at the Paris Games rests with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), which have exclusive authority for the representation of their respective countries at the Olympic Games.
Qualification Round Triumph
Rhythm Sangwan’s journey to the podium began in the qualification round, where she topped the charts with an impressive combined score of 588 in the rapid and precision rounds. Divya TS, competing for ranking points only (RPO), secured the 11th position with a total of 578.
Asian Games silver medallist Esha Singh, who had earlier secured an Olympic quota for India in the women’s 10m air pistol with a gold medal, finished 14th with 578 points. Simranpreet Kaur Brar and Rahi Sarnobat claimed the 15th and 17th places, respectively, with scores of 577 and 576.
Team Success in Women’s 25m Pistol
The combined score of 1743 in the qualifying round from Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh, and Simranpreet Kaur Brar propelled India to clinch the silver medal in the women’s 25m pistol team event. South Korea secured the gold with a score of 1750, while Chinese Taipei claimed the bronze with a total of 1731.
India’s Overall Success in Jakarta
The Jakarta meet proved to be highly successful for India, as they secured a total of three Paris 2024 Olympic quotas through the performances of Varun Tomar, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan. Varun Tomar had previously won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event, adding to India’s impressive medal tally.
Important Questions Related to Exams
1. Who secured the bronze medal in the women’s 25m pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024?
A) Esha Singh
B) Simranpreet Kaur Brar
C) Rhythm Sangwan
2. How many Olympic quotas did India secure for the Paris 2024 Olympics at the Asian Shooting Championships?
3. Which country won the gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol team event at the Asian Shooting Championships?
A) South Korea
B) Chinese Taipei
4. How many Paris 2024 Olympic quotas can a country obtain in any one event, according to the rules?
Check your knowledge and try to answer the questions in the comment section.