Indian shooter Chain Singh impressed in the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Changwon today and finished sixth in the 50m rifle prone men event.
50m rifle prone men
Earlier in the day, the elimination relays of the 50m rifle prone men event began with Gagan Narang amongst the leaders in the earlier round. Gagan however failed to replicate the same in the qualification round where he only managed to finish 13th with 622.0 points. It was not good enough to give him a place in the finals and while there were promising signs, Gagan will need to go back to the drawing board.
Elsewhere, Chain Singh finished 7th in the qualification with 623.4 points and booked his place in the finals. Sanjeev Rajput was the other representative of India and he ended his qualification campaign at the 45th position with a total of 617.0 points.
Chain Singh faced with some tough competition in the finals and could only manage a sixth place. He had a grand total of 123.6 points in the final. Even though Chain Singh failed to make the cut, it was one of the better performances by Indian Shooters in the ISSF Shooting World Cup.
50m rifle 3 Positions Women
India’s Susan Elizabeth Koshy finished fourth in the Elimination Relay 1 of 50m rifle 3 Positions Women event. She can potentially make it to the finals if she carries her form to the next set of qualification rounds. Susan had 580 points in the relay and trailed only 10 points from the leader.
Lajja Gauswami and Anjali Bhagwat also had promising outings in the elimination relay. Lajja was fifth in the second Elimination Relay with 568 points while Anjali could only reach 8th position with her total of 567 points. The Qualification round and finals are scheduled to be held on 13th April, 2015.
The Biggest Takeaway
The biggest news for India from today’s action was clearly the bronze medal of Jitu Rai. He snatched the medal in the 10m air pistol event and did the nation proud with his achievement. Tune into Sports Rediscovered for all the latest updates from the ISSF Shooting World Cup.