Mairaj Ahmed Khan won first silver medal for India at shooting World Cup

Apr 25, 2016 13:05 IST

Mairaj Ahmed Khan on 25 April 2016 won silver medal for India in the men's skeet event at ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

This will be the first skeet medal for India at a World Cup.

Mairaj lost gold medal to Marcus Svensson of Sweden. Tamarro Casandro of Italy won the bronze.

About Mairaj Ahmed Khan

• He won a team gold medal in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in 2010 which was his best international performance earlier.

• Earlier in 2016, he became India's first ever skeet shooter to win an Olympic quota place.

• He was qualified for his maiden Olympics in September 2015 at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup that was held in Lonato in Italy, finishing in sixth place and thereby becoming the first Indian to qualify in the skeet event at the Olympics.

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