National Rifle Association of Pakistan announced on Tuesday that Pakistan’s Mohammad Khalil Akhtar has become the country’s first shooter to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Olympic Shooting Fans can book their Olympic Shooting Tickets at economical prices from our reliable online ticketing place

Pakistani Shooter Muhammad Khalil qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Pakistani Shooter Muhammad Khalil qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The 35 years old Muhammad Khalil Akhter from Pakistan Army, put up a superb show in the World Shooting Cup in Brazil, ended up on 6th in the quick-fire pistol competition.

NRAP Executive Vice President Javaid Lodhi said in a statement “Khalil has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through the quota system. At the World Shooting Cup, he enclosed past world No.1, 4 and 5 opponents. So far he is the only Pakistani to qualify for the Olympics. We are happy at his performance and now hope he would earn a medal at the prestigious event in Tokyo”.

With the exclusions of St Louis 1904 and Amsterdam 1928 Games, shooting has contained on every Olympic program since the first modern Games in 1896. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, competitions will be held in 50m rifle 3 positions men/women, 10m air rifle men/women, 25m rapid fire pistol men, 25m pistol women, 10m air pistol men/women, trap men/ women.

Pakistani Shooter Muhammad Khalil qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Pakistani Shooter Muhammad Khalil qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Skeet men/women, 10m air rifle mixed team, 10m air pistol mixed team and trick mixed team. Khalil will contest in 25m Quick-fire pistol event including a successive rapid-fire in the standing position over short eras of eight, six and four seconds. No automatic function is used and all shots need the trigger to be dragged physically.

Akhtar had taken a silver medal in the Men’s 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol Team occasion in the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong, India. In 2018 he contested in the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast and ended up the sixth position.

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