Commonwealth Games silver medallist Lajja Gauswami was the best placed Indian on Day 5 of the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Fort Benning, USA as she finished 20th in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. Among the other Indians who took part in this event, Elizabeth Susan Koshy and Anjum Moudgil ended in 40th and 59th places respectively.
Lajja Gauswami was 6th after the Elimination Relay
Lajja Gauswami, who was 6th after the Elimination Relay in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions yesterday, registered a total score of 581 to be placed 20th among 66 shooters. Her kneeling, prone and standing scores were 195, 198 and 188 respectively. She missed a chance to be in the final by 3 points.
National Games gold medallist Elizabeth Susan Koshy put up a score of 577 (kneeling – 193, prone –195 and standing – 189) to grab the 40th place. The third Indian shooter, Anjum Moudgil posted a total of 571 (kneeling – 194, prone –192 and standing – 185) to finish way below at 59th.
Gagan Narang 18th in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Elimination
Meanwhile, veteran Gagan Narang took the 18th place in the first Elimination Relay of the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. His overall score was 1161. Gagan was looking for his second medal at the 2015 Fort Benning World Cup after clinching the bronze and a Rio Olympic quota place in Men’s 50m Rifle Prone on Friday.
The qualifications and the final of this event will be held on Monday.
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