Asian Championship: Kynan Chenai wins bronze

In a competition where the highest score was 118 out of 125, Kynan Chenai finished third behind Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Talal Alrashidi of Kuwait

Kynan Chenai had a series of 23, 23, 23, 23 and 24 during the qualification phase and shot 30 in the final   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Olympian Kynan Chenai won the trap bronze in the Asian Shotgun championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday.

In a competition where the highest score was 118 out of 125, the 25-year-old Kynan finished third behind Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Talal Alrashidi of Kuwait, who had incidentally placed ahead of him in the qualification as well.

It was a commendable performance by Kynan, who had won the junior silver in the Asian championship in Jaipur in 2008, considering that the former world champion Khaled Almudhaf placed sixth. Kynan had a series of 23, 23, 23, 23 and 24 during the qualification phase and shot 30 in the final, to beat Ali Hafezi of Iran to the bronze.

With the two other Indian shooters — Zoravar Singh Sandhu (110) and Birendeep Sodhi (98) — shooting below par, to be placed 17th and 36th respectively, in a field of 41 shooters, India finished seventh among the 13 teams, with a total of 324.

Results:-

Men: Trap: 1. Abdulrahman Al Faihan (Kuw) 39 (118); 2. Talal Alrashidi (Kuw) 38 (118); 3. Kynan Chenai 30 (116); 17. Zoravar Singh Sandhu 110; 36. Birendeep Sodhi 98.

Team: 1. Kuwait 350; 2. Lebanon 336; 3. UAE 331.

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