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In Cairo Rashid wins a bronze medal

Rashid Hamad

Qatar’s Rashid Hamad won the bronze skeet trophy at Thursday’s ISSF Egypt World Shotgun Cup.

Rashid ended the final round with a score of 41, behind first-placed Mikola Milchev of Ukraine with 53 and second-placed Jesper Hansen of Denmark with 52.

After 50 rounds, 53-year-old former Olympic champions Milchev and Hansen ended with 45 and 43 hits both to send proceedings to a shoot-off where the former prevailed.

The 24-year-old Rashid, who medaled at the Rabat Grand Prix shotgun event earlier this month, was in fine condition in the local competitions and recently won gold and silver in addition to a fourth-place finish in the Amir Cup and Qatar Shooting Association Cup.

Rashid was very positive when asked about his Olympic prospects.

Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah of Qatar, the 2012 London Olympic Games bronze medal winner, missed the final round by a tiny margin as he was seventh at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.

Slovakia’s London 2012 bronze medal winner Danka Bartekova won gold in the women’s division, and Russia’s Alina Fazylzyanova, who won the ISSF Grand Prix in Rabat, claimed silver in the women’s section. Konstantia Nikolaou of Cyprus won bronze.

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