It was Kishmala Talat of Pakistan who came in fifth place in the yearly Asian Shooting rankings put out by the Asian Shooting Confederation.
The results, which came out at the end of the year, show how good Kishmala is at 10-meter air pistol shooting for women. She is 21 years old.
After getting 2,505 rating points, Kishmala was ranked as one of the top five shooters in her group. In the 2023 rankings, she is also the highest-ranked Pakistani shooter in all categories. This is a big change from the previous year, 2022, when she wasn’t placed at all.
Kishmala did so well that she won a bronze medal for Pakistan in the women’s 10m air pistol event at the 2023 Asian Games.
History made at #AsianGames!
🇮🇳🤝🇵🇰 India and Pakistan shine in Women's 10m Air Pistol, sweeping the podium in the pistol powerhouse China!
🥇 Palak clinches the Gold, setting a Games record in the Women's 10m Air Pistol event.
🥈 Esha secures Silver, marking her 4th medal at… pic.twitter.com/AftyUSIkLm
— nnis (@nnis_sports) September 29, 2023
She also showed off her amazing skills at the World Champions and Asian Championships, which made her an even bigger star in the world of sports shooting.
For her other accomplishments, Kishmala came in 15th place in the women’s 25m air gun category, showing that she is skilled in many areas.
Based on the Asian Shooting rankings, GM Bashir is the next best-ranked Pakistani athlete. He was put eighth in the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol category.
Pakistan’s Usman Chand came in 10th place in the men’s skeet, and Gulfam Joseph came in 14th place in the men’s 10m air gun.