PERU WINS TWELFTH MEDAL IN SHOOTING
Marko Carrillo won the bronze medal in 25 m rapid fire pistol. He has been showing an accurate performance from the qualification phase.
Marko Carrillo’s hard work was worth it. This afternoon, he reached the podium at Lima 2019 with a bronze medal, which was celebrated by the audience at Las Palmas Shooting Range. He finished fourth in 10 m air pistol. And two days later, he took revenge by placing third in 25 m rapid fire pistol.
Carrillo also successfully qualified for Tokyo 2020, despite not reaching either the first or second place that would have granted him direct qualification. Cuba claimed the gold and silver medal thanks to Jorge Álvarez and Leuris Pupo, respectively. However, the island representatives had already secured a quota place each.
This way, Marko Carrillo is the sixth Peruvian athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games next year, after the marathon runner Christian Pacheco, the race walkers Mary Luz Andia and Kimberly García, the shooter Alessandro de Souza, the cyclist Royner Navarro, and the sailor Stefano Peschiera. With Carrillo’s victory, Peru has the same number of medals it obtained at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.