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Asian Championships: Deepak Kumar wins bronze, Olympic quota

Deepak Kumar won a bronze at the World Cup in Guadalajara last year. AP Photo/Vincent Thian

DOHA -- Deepak Kumar secured India's tenth Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting after winning the men's 10m air rifle bronze medal at the Asian Championships here on Tuesday.

Deepak, who won a bronze at the World Cup in Guadalajara last year, qualified for the eight-man final in third place with a score of 626.8. He shot 145 in the final.

India had already secured nine Tokyo quotas in rifle and pistol. Only China (25 quotas) and Korea (12) in the Asian region, besides the host-country Japan (12 allotted slots), have won more quotas.