In a remarkable achievement, 21-year-old Pakistani sports shooter Kishmala Talat has secured the 5th spot in the annual Asian Shooting rankings released by the Asian Shooting Confederation.
Kishmala’s exceptional skills in the women’s 10-metre air pistol shooting category earned her a total of 2,505 rating points, placing her among the top five shooters. Notably, she has emerged as Pakistan’s highest-ranked shooter across all categories in the 2023 rankings, marking a significant rise from being unranked in the previous year, 2022.
Kishmala’s notable accomplishments include winning a bronze medal for Pakistan in the 2023 Asian Games, where she demonstrated her prowess in the women’s 10m air pistol event. Her outstanding performance extended to the World Champions and Asian Championship, solidifying her position as a prominent figure in sports shooting.
Expanding her expertise across different shooting disciplines, Kishmala also achieved the 15th position in the women’s 25m air pistol category, showcasing her proficiency in various shooting domains.
Among other Pakistani athletes featured in the Asian Shooting rankings, GM Bashir secured the 8th spot in the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol category. Usman Chand claimed the 10th position in men’s skeet, while Gulfam Joseph secured the 14th position in the men’s 10m air pistol rankings.
Kishmala Talat’s ascent to the 5th spot in the Asian Shooting rankings reflects her dedication and outstanding performance in international competitions. Her bronze medal at the 2023 Asian Games underscores her ability to compete at the highest level and bring pride to Pakistan in the field of sports shooting. It’s particularly noteworthy that she has become the top-ranked shooter in Pakistan, showcasing her talent and potential for future success.
The achievements of other Pakistani athletes, including GM Bashir, Usman Chand, and Gulfam Joseph, further highlight the country’s presence and competitiveness in various shooting categories in the Asian rankings. As these athletes continue to hone their skills and participate in international events, they contribute to Pakistan’s representation and success in the world of sports shooting.