Gurpreet Singh was the best Indian performer on Day 5 of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan as he finished fifth in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition. The pistol marksman, who has already clinched a Rio Olympic quota earlier, shot brilliantly to top the qualifying rounds. Unfortunately, he could not sustain that level in the final and thus missed a medal.
Gurpreet Singh was the only Indian to reach the final
A flawless Gurpreet Singh scored 586 to take the top position in the 50-man shooting field. But he failed to maintain his rhythm in the final and could score only 14 to finish fifth out of six finalists.
The next best Indian shooter in this category was London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar who was placed 27th. His total score was 573.
The third Indian, Pemba Tamang was ranked 41st at the end of the qualification rounds. He registered 563.
Gagan Narang finishes 23rd in Rifle Prone event
Gagan Narang was the best of the Indian trio in Men’s Rifle Prone competition. The 2012 Olympics bronze medallist stood 23rd and scored 623.6. Amongst the other Indians, Chain Singh was placed 29th with a score of 622.9 while Surendra Sinh Rathod could only grab the 53rd position after totalling 617.9.
Results from the Elimination Stages of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
The Elimination Stages of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event were also held on Wednesday. Lajja Gauswami was 12th in her elimination relay after scoring 577 (Kneeling – 190, Prone – 197, Standing – 190). In the same relay, Anjum Moudgil was 27th with 572 points (Kneeling – 192, Prone – 194, Standing – 186).
Meanwhile in the other elimination relay, Elizabeth Susan Koshy was 17th. The National Games gold medallist mustered a total of 576 (Kneeling – 191, Prone – 197, Standing – 188).
The Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event will continue on Thursday.
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