Tokyo Olympics 2020 Shooting Highlights: Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant fail to qualify for 50m rifle 3 positions final

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Today's Shooting Events Live: Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil in Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions at 8.30 AM IST.

Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant

FILE PHOTO: Anjum Moudgil (left) and Tejaswini Sawant of India pose during the medal ceremony at Gold Coast 2018.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to the highlights of India's shooting events on Competition Day 8 at Tokyo 2020. This was Santadeep Dey taking you through all the action as it unfolded at the Asaka Shooting Range.

1. TRAP MIXED TEAM RESULTS

- GOLD: SPAIN

- SILVER: SAN MARINO

- BRONZE: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

2. WOMEN'S 50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS FINAL

- GOLD: NINA CHRISTEN (SUI)

- SILVER: YULIA ZYKOVA (ROC)

- BRONZE: YULIA KARIMOVA (ROC)

HIGHLIGHTS

Finalists: Zykova, Maddalena, Jolyn Beer (GER), Yulia Karimova (ROC), Andrea Arsovic (SRB), Nina Christen (SUI), Ziva Dvorsak (SLO), and Jeanette Hegg Duestad (NOR).

WOMEN'S 50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS QUALIFICATION ROUND

Standing

  • Anjum (Series 4): 97 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 10, 9]
    Tejaswini (Series 4): 94 [10, 9, 10, 9, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 10]

    Even a 100 from Anjum wouldn't have seen her through.

    Russian Olympic Committee's Yulia Zykova finishes with 1182-78x, a Qualification Olympic Record. Anjum is 15th, Tejaswini 33rd.
  • Anjum (Series 3): 95 [9, 9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 3): 95 [9, 9, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10]

    Worrying signs for India as Anjum has slipped down to the 14th place. Tejaswini stays put at 30th.
  • Anjum (Series 2): 96 [9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 2): 93 [8, 10, 9, 10, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9]

    Things go from bad to worse for Tejaswini. Anjum recovers well with a 96 but is that going to be enough?
  • Anjum (Series 1): 94 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 1): 94 [9, 10, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]

    This isn't exactly the start Anjum was looking for. An 8 and two 9s... That will definitely make things more difficult for the Chandigarh markswoman in the upcoming series.

    With a 94 and three series remaining, Tejaswini is set to crash out of the contest unless she pulls off something spectacular.

Prone

  • Anjum (Series 4): 99 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 4): 98 [10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10]

    Anjum comes back with a 99 now, while Tejaswini manages 98 off the last prone series. While Anjum stands 10th now, Tejaswini finds herself way below at 29th.

    Mind-boggling! Yulia Zykova (ROC) and Sagen Maddalena (USA) have shot 399s in the Prone round.
  • Anjum (Series 3): 98 [10, 9, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 3): 99 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]

    Anjum at 12th post the third series. She has to perform exceptionally well in 'standing' to give herself an opportunity of making the final.

    Oh, so close! Tejaswini was almost about to follow up with a 100 of her own. But it wasn't to be as she ended up hitting a 9 off the left.
  • Anjum (Series 2): 100 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 2): 98 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10]

    Anjum registers a perfect series! She is currently 12th in the standings. Can she keep this up?

    Prone is also turning out to be a better stage for Tejaswini as she shoots six 10s before hitting two 9s.
  • Anjum (Series 1): 98 [10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 1): 99 [10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]

    Leader Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia is already done with her prone round. Wow... That's some serious pace. Also, she has dropped only 12 points at the end of it all!

    If she loses two points or lesser in 'standing', she will have shot past the previous Qualification World Record of 1185 points set by Norwegian Jenny Stene in Munich in 2019.

    Tejaswini delivers her best series of the day. A 99.

    A decent series, this, for Anjum as well as she returns with a 98.

Kneeling

  • Anjum (Series 4): 97 [9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 4): 97 [10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10]

    Both Anjum and Tejaswini register 97s off the last series in kneeling. While Anjum (390) is just outside the top 10, Tejaswini (384) is in the 30s.
  • Anjum (Series 3): 96 [10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 3): 98 [10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10]

    It's Anjum's turn to catch a breather after she shoots four 9s. Tejaswini gets going in this series, with four 10s on the trot.
  • Anjum (Series 2): 98 [10, 9, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 2): 92 [9, 9, 10, 8, 9, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10]

    Tejaswini takes a small break after the initial two 9s. And another after the first 8. That doesn't help much as she continues to languish at the very bottom of the pile.

    Anjum continues to move about the top 10 in live rankings.
  • Anjum (Series 1): 99 [10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10]
    Tejaswini (Series 1): 97 [9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10]

    Tejaswini, now the oldest Olympian debutant for India at 40 years and 10 months, calms her nerves to shoot five consecutive 10s after starting off with two 9s.

    Anjum drops just one point after the first kneeling series.

- Anjum Moudgil (Bib No. 1474) and Tejaswini Sawant (Bib No. 1476) will be starting off from firing points 48 and 46, respectively.

RULES FOR WOMEN'S 50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS QUALIFICATION ROUND

In this events, the participants shoot over a distance of 50 meters in kneeling, prone and standing positions, using a 5.6 millimeters (0.22 inches) caliber rifle, with a maximum weight of 6.5 kilograms.

The center of the target is positioned at 0.75 meters above the floor and its total diameter measures 154.4 millimeters.

During the qualification round, every shooter has to fire 40 shots each in the kneeling, prone and standing position within a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The maximum score per shot is 10.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • When will the Indian shooters play at the Tokyo Olympics?
    Two of the 15 Indian shooters -- Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant -- will compete on July 31.
  • At what time will the Indian shooters be in action?
    The shooting event will start today at 8:30 AM IST (12 PM local time).
  • Where to watch Indian events at Tokyo Olympics?
    The Sony Sports Network will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics live in India.

    Sony TEN 3 HD/SD will telecast events with Hindi commentary while Sony TEN 1 HD/SD and Sony TEN 2 HD/SD will have English commentary.

    Live streaming of the events will be available on the SonyLIV and JioTV apps.