Tuesday, July 16

Kalpana shoots national record in Tokyo 2020

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu

Shooter Kalpana Pariyar has set a new national record in Women’s 10m air rifle in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday. Pariyar scored 616.8 to better the previous record.

Pariyar had scored 614.5 in the 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal in 2019 before this. On Saturday’s qualifier, Pariyar stood 46th overall and could not qualify for the finals.

The top 8 shooters booked their spot in the final. Norway’s DUESTAD Jeanette Hegg scored 632.9 to top the qualifying chart. ROC’s Anastasiia Galashina was the qualifier with the least score of 628.5.

Kalpana had scored just 594.8 in Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018. She bettered her score a year later in the 13th SAG. She stood fourth in SAG.

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