Khedmati advances to final in 50m rifle 3 positions

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 11 (MNA) – Iran’s Najmeh Khedmati has advanced to final round of women's 50m rifle 3 positions in Rio.

On Thursday, Khedmati succeeded in standing in 6th place in a pool of 37 shooters from 27 countries with 583 points, thus securing a place in final round which will be held within half an hour.

In the final round held earlier Thursday, Khedmati only managed to stand in the last place with only 402 points. German Barbara Engleder snatched the gold followed by two Chinese shooters Bibin Zhang and Du Li as silver and bronze medalist.

Iran’s second representatives Mahlegha Jambozorg stood in no better place than 27th with 574 points. Iran’s shooting squad has participated in Rio Olympics with 5 shooters which also included Elaheh Ahmadi, famously given the epithet of the ‘only mother of Iran’s delegation.’ She is the most successful of all Iran’s shooters, since in London Olympics 2012, she had stood in 6th place in final round.


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