Indian shooters miss out on Tokyo Olympics quota, bag eight medals

Despite bagging eight medals, the Indian shooters missed out on booking Tokyo Olympic quota places. India now has increased its medals tally to 13.

Kynan Chenai finished sixth in the final of the Asian shooting championship. (File Photo)   -  V.V. Subrahmanyam

It was a heartbreaking day for India, even though the team added eight medals, as the Olympic quota places eluded its grasp on the second day of the Asian shooting championship in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday.

Olympian Kynan Chenai qualified joint first with 122 out of 125, as he closed with a 25, but finished sixth in the final. Kuwait swept the three medals and one of the quota places, while the other two were bagged by Taipei and Qatar.

Similarly, Anish Bhanwala finished 11th in men’s 25-metre rapid fire pistol, and the tenth placed Thailand bagged the fourth quota place in the event. A below par 90 in the last 4-second series undid all the good work of Anish.

Both the missed quota places served a big blow to the aspirations for Indian shooting. It was no consolation that junior World Champion Vijayveer Sidhu shot 586 in the MQS section, which was too good as compared to the 578 by Anish.

Shreyasi Singh missed a berth in the final following a tie shoot at 114, in women’s trap.

There were a lot of team medals for India, apart from the junior medals, as it took its tally to 13, which included four gold.

The results:

Men:

25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Lin Junmin (Chn) 35 (585); 2. Li Yuehong (Chn) 32 (588); 3. Yao Zhaonan (Chn) 27 (578); 11. Anish Bhanwala 574; 14. Adarsh Singh 571; 15. Bhavesh Shekhawat 571. MQS: Vijayveer Sidhu
586; Gurpreet Singh 577. Team: 1. China 1751; 2. Korea 1736; 3. India 1716.

Trap: 1. Talal Alrashidi (Kuw) 42 (120)4; 2. Khaled Almudhaf (Kuw) 38 (121); 3. Naser Meqlad (Kuw) 29 (122)2; 6. Kynan Chenai 13 (122)1; 9. Manavjit Sandhu 118; 11. Prithviraj Tondaiman 117. Team: 1. Kuwait 363; 2. India 357; 3. Qatar 354.

Junior men:
25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Zhu Haojie (Chn) 33 (582); 2. Cao Jiahao (Chn) 26 (568); 3. Shin Hyeonjin (Kor) 22 (573); 8. Ayush Jindal 564; 9. Japtyesh Singh Jaspal 568; 11. Ayush Sangwan 554.
Team: 1. China 1723; 2. Korea 1676; 3. India 1676.

50m rifle prone: 1. Yu Hao 617.6; 2. Niraj Kumar 616.3; 3. Abid Ali Khan 614.4; 4. Harsharajsinhji Gohil 614.3.
Team: 1. India 1845.0 (ARJ); 2. China 1844.4; 3. Korea 1818.

Women:
Trap:
1. Ray Basssil (Lbn) 36(2) 118; 2. Sarsenkul Rysbekova (Kaz) 36(1) 116(6); 3. Yukie Nakayama (Jpn) 28 (114)7; 8. Shreyasi Singh 114; 19. Kirti Gupta 108; 22. Rajeshwari Kumari 107.
Team: 1. Kazakhstan 341; 2. China 338; 3. Chinese Taipei 335; 4. India 329.

Junior women:
50m rifle prone: 1. Ma Yuting (Chn) 618.1; 2. Nischal 615.3; 3. Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar 614.2; 7. Kinnori Konar 606.8. Team: 1. India 1836.3; 2. China 1829.1; 3. Korea 1820.7.