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Rashid Al-Athba qualifies to Paris 2024 Olympics

Osijek, Croatia: Qatar’s Rashid Al-Athba qualified to Paris 2024 Olympics after claiming the bronze medal of men’s skeet event at ISSF World Championship Shotgun 2022 in Osijek, Croatia on Sunday.


A perfect medal round saw Egypt’s Azmy Mehelba score 40 out of 40 to claim the skeet shooting world title.


Three-time Olympic gold medallist Vincent Hancock missed just one target midway through the medal match so could do nothing to prevent Mehelba from claiming a perfect hit in the final round.


Third placed Rashid Al-Athba of Qatar rounded out the podium.


Sweden’s Stefan Nilsson finished fourth but claimed a Paris 2024 quota place for his nation alongside Mehelba, Hancock and Al-Athba for Egypt, USA, and Qatar, respectively.


Source: Qatar Olympic Committee