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Kuwait's Mansour Al-Reshidi qualifies for 2020 Tokyo olymipcs

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ABU DHABI, April 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Mansour Al-Reshidi won the Skeet Men's final at the 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in Al-Ain City on Monday, and qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Al-Reshidi shot 56 targets to finish atop of the podium. In the qualification he hit 123 out of 125 targets.
Denmarkآ's Jesper Hansen hit 122 targets in qualification to proceed to the final after a four man shoot-off for one place. In the final he hit 54 targets to win the Silver medal.
Luke Peter Argiro from Australia shot a perfect 125 out of 125 targets and equaled the Qualification World Record. In the final he hit 42 targets to finish with the Bronze medal. President of Kuwait shooting federation Duaij Al-Otaibi, speaking to KUNA following the victory, said Al-Reshidi was the second shooter qualified for the Tokyo Olympics following Abdulrahman Al-Faihan, who won the Trap final in the World Cup in South Korea last September.
He said Kuwait was the first Arab country qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In the medal standing for current World Cup, first place went to US, second to Germany, with Croatia, France and Kuwait sharing third place. (end)


Kuwait's Mansour Al-Reshidi qualifies for 2020 Tokyo olymipcs


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