Ghulam Mustafa Bashir have become the first Pakistani to win a medal at the World Shooting Championships and confirmed a quota place at the 2024 Paris Olympics in the 25m rapid fireplace pistol occasion.
The 35-12 months-old gained a bronze medal at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. He fought difficult in the medal healthy of the occasion and had the overall of nineteen, however lost out to South Korea’s Gunhyeok Lee (total of 31) and France’s Clement Bessaguet (general of 30), who went directly to take the gold medal and silver, respectively.“This is the sort of large second for Pakistan, however this united states is ridden with the cricket fever,” National Rifle Association of Pakistan secretary Razi Ahmed told The Express Tribune.
“This is first-rate that Bashir has gotten the quota area and he has also come to be the first Pakistani to ever win a medal at the arena championships.
“It is unhappy that everybody best cares approximately cricket inside the united states. A sport that best 12 to fourteen countries play however right here we’ve shooting wherein around 2 hundred nations compete for the accolades and our shooters have done so brilliantly. They had gained us locations inside the Olympics.”
Bashir has been an exceptional shooter for Pakistan and with the bronze medal within the world championship, he has given Pakistan a quota vicinity for the Olympics, because the occasion provided pinnacle 4 nations direct qualification.
This might be the third time that Bashir could be competing within the Olympics. Earlier he received the quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2016Rio Olympics.
In the championship at Cairo, the 25m speedy fireplace guys’s event had seventy six competition.
Bashir remained among the pinnacle lot from the start. He became inside the ninth location inside the qualification level 1 and a pair of. Then he become fifth inside the qualification relay organization 7, with a complete of 584-19x, giving him the direct spot many of the top eight shooters who reached the ranking fits.
Bashir competed in the rating in shape two towards Gunhyeok China’s Zhiming Lu and Germany’s Florian Peter.
He completed the rating match in 2d location and qualified for the medal match at the side of Gunhyeok.
Second shooter to qualify for Paris
Earlier, Gulfam Joseph have become the primary Pakistani athlete to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics as he qualified for the 10m Air Pistol occasion in Cairo.
“Our shooters were constant. They were mainly good at the events we had been sending them to, however we nevertheless do now not see a good deal assist for them.
“Joseph receives the fund from the International Olympic Committee scholarships, at the same time as Bashir has no longer gotten any special guide from the government both. We are ensuring our shooters compete because even within the 2020 Olympics, out of four Pakistanis who earned direct qualification, 3 had been the shooters,” said Ahmed.
He brought that the affiliation gets Rs1 million, even as sending the athletes even for one occasion fees greater than Rs2 million.
“We are absolutely seeking out aid and encouragement for our athletes. We want humans to begin looking at shooting as a greater mainstream game,” said Ahmed.
“We are seeking to supply the scholarships now to girls and the children too. We would love to see taking pictures to be taken to high school degree in order that we can groom more shooters like Bashir and Joseph.”