Savate Sresthaporn has become the first Thai man in history to qualify for the Olympics skeet and trap shooting event after winning silver at a competition in the United Arab Emirates.
Savate and reigning Olympic champion Josip Glasnovic of Croatia were tied in the men’s trap final after both hit 47 targets before the Croatian prevailed 9-8 in a shoot-out.
The two men have both earned places at next year’s Tokyo Games, while Savate is also the first Thai male skeet and trap shooter to win a World Cup medal.
The Kingdom’s only previous Olympic skeet and trap shooter was a woman, Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit, who competed at Beijing 2008. Sutiya also qualified for the 2016 Olympics following her wins (women’s skeet) in the 2016 San Marino and Rio de Janeiro meets.