Anish Bhanwala rose above the Chinese to win the bronze medal and the Olympic quota in 25-metre rapid fire pistol in the Asian shooting championship in Changwon, Korea, on Monday.
The 21-year-old Anish qualified strong with 588, and eventually missed out on a chance for a better medal as he lost the shoot-off against the eventual silver medallist Dai Yoshioka of Japan.
Lee Gunhyeok of Korea won the gold as he beat the Japanese by one point.
It was the 12th Olympic quota for India, and fifth in the ongoing Asian championship after the ones won by Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Babuta, Tilottama Ssen and Manu Bhaker.
Zoravar Singh Sandhu also gave himself a good chance to a trap Olympic quota when he qualified with the leading score of 119, but ended up sixth subsequently.
The Indian shooters will have the Asian shotgun championship in Kuwait and the Asian rifle and pistol championship in Indonesia that will offer a total of 24 Olympic quota.
That apart, there will also be a final Olympic qualification event in Rio, Brazil and Doha, Qatar.
Meanwhile, in the 50-metre rifle 3-position event, Melvina Angeline won the silver behind Luo Shuang of China.
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