Kim Jong-Hyun earned his second gold of the qualifier ©ISSF

South Korea’s Kim Jong-Hyun clinched his second gold medal of the Asian Olympic Shooting Qualifier as competition drew to a close in New Delhi.

He had earned his country an Olympic quota place after winning the men's 50 metres rifle prone event on the first day of the qualifier, but with South Korea having already earned the sole place available to them in the 50m three positions, he was left targeting only gold.

After lying second after the kneeling stage of the competition, Jong-Hyun produce three outstanding shots in the prone phase to take a commanding lead into the elimination.

He proved able to maintain the advantage by ending on a total of 461.4 points to secure the title, with Kazakhstan’s Yuriy Yurkov and Japan’s Toshikazu Yamashita claiming the remaining podium positions on 451.7 and 439.9 respectively.

With the medallists all coming from nations who have already claimed Rio 2016 places, India’s Sanjeev Rajpit and Qatar’s Vitaliy Dovgun claimed quota spots for their countries.

The final Olympic spot was earned by Thailand’s Napis Tortungpanich, after he finished in sixth position.

Two-time International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup medallist Saif Bin Futtais claimed gold in the final event of the qualifier.

The United Arab Emirates trap shooter had already earned a Rio 2016 spot, due to his performances at last year’s World Cup, but was able secure gold by beating Saud Habib 13-12 in the men’s skeet final.

The United Arab Emirates' Saif Bin Futtais earned gold in the men's skeet competition
The United Arab Emirates' Saif Bin Futtais earned gold in the men's skeet competition ©ISSF

Habib was competing as an "independent participant" at the event, due to his nation, Kuwait, being suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The suspension came after a controversial new sports law was introduced into the country, which supposedly threatened the independence of sporting bodies.

As a consequence the IOC failed to recognise the Asian Shooting Championships in Kuwait City during October, with New Delhi stepping in to host a replacement Olympic qualifier.

Following his performance, Habib was able to earn a Rio 2016 quota place but he still faces the prospect of not being able to compete under his own nation’s flag at the Games.

Saeed Almaktoum claimed the bronze medal for the UAE to claim the second quota spot, but with his country having earned the maximum number of places the next spot was not awarded to Mohamed Ahmad, who had ended fourth.

Qatar’s Rashidi Hamad and another Kuwaiti "independent participant" in Abdullah Alrashidi were the beneficiaries, after their performances in the semi-finals, where they scored 13 and 12 points respectively, proved enough to earn Rio berths.

Japan finished the event top of the medal table after securing five gold and two bronze medals, while South Korea were second having claimed three gold, two silver and five bronze.