INCHEON, South Korea: Pakistan’s emerging marksman Ghulam Mustufa Bashir finished 10th in the Center-fire Pistol of Asian Games at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Friday.
Bashir, the reigning national champion and record holder back home, was Pakistan’s medal prospect accumulated the total of 580/600.
Mustafa fired the rounds of 96, 95, 95 in precision and 98, 98, 98 in rapid round to get a good position in the pack of 28 sharp shooters from across the continent.
However, Pakistan shooter almost matched the performance of fancied Indian shooters Gurpreet Singh and Pemba Tamang, who just finished above him at 8th and 9th position with score of 581 and 580.
“This was my first Asiad and I have gained a lot of experience which will build my future,” he said. He was confident he can bring glory and honor in the coming years.
Oleg Engachev of Qatar finished on the top qualifying rounds with score 585 after rounds of 94, 97, 97 in precision and 99, 100, 98 in rapid to finish on the top.
China’s Yongde was second at 585 and Bin Gai fom Singapore was third a point behind the leaders.