KARACHI: Olympian Khurram Inam and Ahmed Sultan will vie for the single shooting spot available to Pakistan at the London Olympics as trials have entered the final phase.
Pakistan were awarded a wild-card entry in the skeet shooting event after which the National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) decided to conduct trials to select the shooter. A total of four hopefuls are featuring in the trials, including Amin Karamat and Abdul Sattar who qualified for the trials after achieving the Maximum Qualifying Scores (MQS) in international competitions.
The trials, spread over five rounds, started on May 6 but have been inconclusive so far.
“The first three rounds have gotten us nowhere,” NRAP Secretary Javed Lodhi told The Express Tribune. “Inam and Sultan are the front-runners at the moment. We’ll finalise the shooter at the end of this month provided we have a clear-cut choice.”
The secretary added that the recent performance, and not his past record, will stand a shooter in good stead.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2012.
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