Bashir sixth, Khalil 16th after first round of 25m rapid fire

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Pakistan shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir put himself in contention for the final of the men’s 25m rapid fire air pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. His compatriot Mohammad Khalil Akhtar has work to do.

Bashir finished with 293 points after the first qualifying stage at the Asaka Shooting Range, just inside the cut-off line at sixth. Just holding onto that position after Monday’s second stage will be enough for Bashir to make the final.