Rio Olympic: Mairaj Ahmad Khan finishes day 1 of Skeet qualifiers in 10th

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Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan produced a creditable performance to finish 10th in the qualification round of the men's Skeet event at the Rio Olympics here on Friday.

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Khan had scores of 24, 25 and 23 in the three rounds to amass a total of 72 points at the Shotgun Range of the Olympic Shooting Centre here. The 40-year-old from Bulandshar district of Uttar Pradesh has strong chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Marcus Svensson of Sweden took the top spot in the qualification round while Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Rashidi, who is representing the International Olympic Association (IOA) team, finished second. Azmy Mehelba of Egypt was third.

Svensson scored 25 in each of his three rounds for a total of 75 points. Al-Rashidi (24, 25, 25) and Mehelba (25, 24, 25) had identical totals of 74 points.

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