KARACHI: Pakistan’s top shooter Gulfam Joseph has earned direct berth to the Paris Olympics 2024 after finishing 6th in ISSF World Shooting Championship in Cairo.
The 22-year-old Joseph scored 198.4 after playing 5 series in the ranking round of men’s 10m Air Pistol competition. He finished 6th and won the Olympic qualification quota.
Earlier in the qualification round at Cairo, he had scored his best international 586 from 600 shots played over 6 series to finish 3rd to confirm a place in ranking round.
This is 2nd consecutive direct qualification for Gulfam Joseph to Olympics. At Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Joseph had scored 578 in first round to finish 9th. He missed qualification to next round by 1 shot.
National Rifle Association of Pakistan has expressed delight over qualification of Gulfam Joseph and was hopeful that more shooting athletes would soon confirm their qualification to Paris 2024.