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National archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad secures Rio De Janeiro Olympic quota spot for Malaysia after winning Asia Continental Qualifying Tournament in Bangkok. Pix by Yazit Razali

KUALA LUMPUR: Archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad secured a Rio De Janeiro Olympic quota spot for Malaysia after winning the Asia Continental Qualifying Tournament in Bangkok today.

Khairul, 24, who made his Olympic debut at London 2012, downed Mongolia's Gantugs Jantsan 6-0 (29-27, 29-27, 27-25) in the final to clinch one of the three quota place available at the tournament.

His London 2012 teammate Haziq Kamaruddin reached the semi-finals, losing to Janstan 6-2 before being edged 6-4 by Kazakhstan's Sultan Duzelbayev in the third-fourth place playoff.

Jantsan and Duzelbayev, beaten 6-4 by Khairul in the semi-finals, also secured 2016 Olympics quota spots for their respective countries.

Khairul's achievement means archery is the second sport after diving where a Malaysian has qualified for Rio.

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