The ISSF World Cup shooting held in Nicosia, Cyprus proved to be eventful for India, as Mohammed Asab came home with the bronze medal.
Asab, who competed in the double trap men’s event, won the bronze after defeating Time Kneale of Great Britain in the bronze medal playoff. Asab had a perfect score of 30 in the playoff and took home the medal in style. In the qualification, he had missed out on the gold medal playoff by just one point as he managed to score 28 out of 30.
Manavjit Singh Sandhu finishes fifth
Manavjit Singh Sandhu, who was the other representative of India in the ISSF World Cup shooting, finished fifth in the men’s trap event. He started off strongly in the qualification and was second with a score of 123. This booked a place for him in the next round but he failed to get into the bronze medal playoff. He struggled in the semi-final and only scored 12 points whereas he needed 13 to make it into the bronze medal match.
Despite the fifth placed finish, the performance that he gave during the qualification was quite encouraging to say the least. He will be looking to build on the same and perform better in the upcoming events in the shooting calendar.
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