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Iranian shooter Sebghatollahi secures Rio 2016 berth
Golnoush Sebghatollahi from Iran finished in fourth place at the Asia Olympic Qualifying competition in the women’s 10 meters air pistol event to earn her country’s third quota place at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

India’s Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the event with a score of 199.4 points.

Chinese Taipei's Tien Chia Chen claimed silver with 198.1, while the bronze medal went to Korea's Gim Yun Mi (177.9). 

Sebghatollahi having ended on a total of 156.6 but earned Iran a Rio 2016 quota place. 

Elaheh Ahmadi and Najmeh Khedmati had already booked two places at the women's 10m air rifle event.

A total of 538 shooters from 30 Asian countries vie for 35 Rio Olympic quota places up for grabs in the competition that concludes on February 2 in Delhi, India.

 
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