Rio Olympics: Pakistan has high hopes from their shooters

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AntiShootsAthens.jpg: Maj. Michael Anti (center), a marksman with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, shoots for an Olympic silver medal between Austria's Thomas Farnik (left) and Russia's Artem Khadjibekov (right) in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games at Markopoulo Olympic Training Centre. Photo by Tim Hipps, USACFSC Public Affairs

Karachi: The president of Pakistan Olympic Association Lt. Gen. (R) Syed Arif Hassan has said we have high hopes on our shooters at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He mentioned that appointing of internationally qualified foreign coach for the training camp was part of the National Sports Federation policy which has the backing of the Pakistan Sports Board. He expressed his views while talking to shooters Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Manhal Sohail at the PN Shooting Range Bahadur, Karachi.

Shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir who had qualified for Rio Olympics is being trained by Belarus’s qualified coach Vladimir Kovalenko and for the Women’s rifles shooting as per quota selection Manhal Sohail student from a local college is being trained by local coaches.

POA president Syed Arif Hassan said that he expects that the shooters would perform well at the Rio Olympics and create a good name for the country. He stated that this is the best opportunity for our sportsmen to benefit from qualified coaches and improve their skills. At this occasion the office bearers of National Rifle Association of Pakistan thanked Syed Arif Hassan for his support and active participation.

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