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Iranian shooter Jambozorg claims Rio Olympic berth
Mahlagha Jambozorg claimed a silver medal at the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event in the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition on Sunday.

The Iranian shooter seized the silver with a score of 455.4 points as well as an Olympic quota place. 

Iran's Najmeh Khedmati, Elaheh Ahmadi, Golnoush Sebghatollahi and Pourya Norouziyan have already qualified for the Olympics.

Singaporean athlete Xiang Wei Jasmine Ser claimed the highest step of the podium, also bringing her country the first Olympic quota place of the competition. 

She won the gold with a score of 458.0 in New Delhi (IND).

South Korea’s Lee Kyerim claimed the bronze and last Olympic slot available, recording a final score of 443.5 points.

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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