NUR-SULTAN – Four Kazakh athletes won medals in trap shooting Sept. 24-25 at the 9th Asia Championship in Baiserke village near Almaty. Two medals were won by Kazakh athletes in individual competition and two medals were won in team competition by both senior and junior athletes, reports Olympic.kz.
Assem Orynbai won a bronze medal. Meng Wei from China and Isapara Imprasercuk from Thailand won gold and silver medals, respectively.
Orynbai, as well as Kazakh athletes Olga Panarina and Angelina Mischuk came in third in the team competition. Similarly, in the individual competition, athletes from China took home gold and athletes from Thailand silver.
The Kazakh junior female trap shooting team also won Sept. 25 a bronze in the team competition. Athletes from China and India won gold and silver, respectively.
Another junior athlete Eduard Yeschenko won silver in the discipline. Singh Sikon from India won gold and Xiajun Yuan from China took home the bronze medal.
According to trap shooting federation representatives, hosting a competition of the scale of the Asian Championship would provide a major impetus to the development of target shooting in Kazakhstan, reports Olympic.kz.
The Asian Championship is attended by shooters from 14 Asian countries, including 250 athletes, including 32 athletes of the national team of Kazakhstan and 150 officials. As part of the Asian Championship, 132 sets of medals will be awarded in the skit, gangway, double-gangway, and gangway mix exercises.
The Asian Championship in Almaty is not yet a qualifying championship for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. This competition provides a chance for athletes from Asian countries to test themselves in the competitive environment, reports Olympic.kz. The final selection of shooters who will go to the summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 will be held at the World Championship in Doha this November.