Narrow Miss For Manavjit Singh Sandhu And Kynan Chenai

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Indian shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai suffered narrow misses to bow out of the Men’s Trap competition on the final day of ISSF World Cup at Gabala, Azerbaijan on Saturday.

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Manavjit Singh Sandhu: Narrow miss

Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai shoot 75 straight

Former World No. 1 Manavjit Singh Sandhu and 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist Kynan Chenai were both imperious in the last three rounds of qualification in Men’s Trap on Saturday. Both shot 75 straight without missing a single bird.

While the veteran Manavjit scored 25+23+25+25+25 for 123, Kynan’s scores in the five rounds were 24+24+25+25+25 for the same total of 123.

Unfortunately, there were 12 shooters fighting for the two slots in the final. The challenge of the Indian shooters came to an end in the tense shoot-off.

Manavjit was ultimately placed 11th while Chenai was ranked 12th.

The duo’s efforts earned the praise from Raninder Singh, the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

Raninder tweeted: “I’m real proud of Manav and Kynan what superb shooting and what a fight they put up-World Championship and Asian Championship-India will do!”

The third Indian trap shooter – Zoravar Singh Sandhu – finished in 53rd place with a total score of 119 (24, 24, 24, 24, 23).

Quotas by Nanjappa and Chain were the highlight

With this, the ISSF World Cup at Gabala comes to an end. The highlight for the Indian shooting contingent has been the two Olympic quotas earned by Prakash Nanjappa and Chain Singh from this event.




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