Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shreyasi Singh was the best-placed Indian at the Women’s Trap event at the World Cup Shotgun Championships in Larnaca, Cyprus on Saturday. Singh posted a score of 69 out of a possible 75 to finish 14th among 76 shooters.
The other Indians in contention – Shagun Chowdhary and Seema Tomar finished 49th and 57th respectively.
Shreyasi Singh misses final by 2 points
Shreyasi Singh, who also won an Asian Games bronze last year, was off to a good start, missing just one target in the first round. However, her scores dropped in the next two rounds and she missed a place in the final by just 2 points. Shreyasi’s total score was 69 (24, 23, 22).
Her compatriots, Shagun Chowdhary and Seema Tomar finished much lower in the qualifications. While Shagun managed a score of 63 (22, 19, 22), Seema could muster only 62 (20, 23, 19).
Satu Makela-Nummela wins gold
2008 Olympic Champion Satu Makela-Nummela of Finland edged past Russian Tatiana Barsuk 13-12 to clinch the gold medal in this event. The bronze medal went to Fatima Galvez of Spain who beat Emma Elizabeth Cox of Australia.
Both Makela-Nummela and Barsuk secured their Rio Olympic quota places.
Manavjit Singh Sandhu scores 48 after first two rounds
2006 World Champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu registered a score of 48 after the first two rounds of qualifications in Men’s Trap event on Saturday. Manavjit, who won the bronze at the season’s first World Cup Shotgun event in Acapulco, was placed 48th along with 25 others on the same score. Three more rounds in qualifications will follow on Sunday.
Apart from Manavjit, Zoravar Singh Sandhu remains at the 84th place with a score of 46 (24, 22) and Mansher Singh is placed 89th with 45 (21, 24) after the first two rounds.
The Men’s trap event will continue on 3rd May which is the concluding day of the shooting tournament.
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