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Shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma becomes first para athlete from India for 2016 Rio Paralympics
Veteran shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma became the first para athlete from India to grab a quota for 2016 Rio Paralympics. The 42-year-old Arjuna Awardee won the quota with a 12th place finish in men's 50m rifle three position at the IPC Shooting World Cup at Fort Benning, USA. This could be Sharma's fifth Paralympic participation. He has participated from 1996 to 2012 missing only the 2004 edition. His best performance was at Beijing in 2008 where he finished 5th.