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Rio 2016: Egyptian shooter Ahmed Kamar books semi-final spot


Photo: Ahmed Kamar’s Facebook account

Ahmed Kamar made history for Egypt at the Rio Olympics after he qualified to the men’s trap semi-final on Monday.

The 29-year-old hit 119 of a possible 125 targets in the five 25-target qualification round to earn a spot in the semi-final, scheduled to take place later on Monday. He shot rounds of 23, 23, 24 and 24 before concluding his final round with a perfect score of 25.

Kamar is among six athletes who advanced to the semi-final round, where they will shoot 15 targets. He ranked fourth in the qualification round, one point away from the British and Croatian athletes who occupied the second and third spots.

The top two athletes from the semi-final will advance to the gold medal match, while the third and fourth will advance to the bronze medal match.

This comes one day after Egyptian shooter Afaf Elhodhod made history by finishing fifth in the women’s 10m air pistol competition.

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