Asian Shotgun C'ship: Seema misses final by two points

On a day when the other Indian shooters struggled, Seema Tomar came up with rounds of 19, 22 and 22 in a field of 30 shooters. She, however, missed the final berth by two points.

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World Cup silver medallist and former Asian champion Seema Tomar shot 63 points and missed the women’s trap final by two points in the Asian Shotgun Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Monday.

On a day when the two other Indian shooters struggled, Seema came up with rounds of 19, 22 and 22 in a field of 30 shooters.

Shreyasi Singh (55) and Rajeshwari Kumari (52) shot below par and placed 26th and 27th.

Zhang Xinqiu of China won the gold as she beat Ray Bassil of Lebanon 37-33.

In men’s trap, Olympian Kynan Chenai shot identical rounds of 23 to be on 69 after three rounds, two points behind the leader, former World junior champion Talal Alrashidi of Kuwait. Two more rounds will be followed by the final among the top six on Tuesday.

Zoravar Singh Sandhu (65) and Birendeep Sodhi (56) were not at their best on the opening day of men’s trap competition.

Results:

Women’s trap: 1. Zhang Xinqiu (Chn) 37 (64); 2. Ray Bassil (Lib) 33 (66); 3. Mariya Dmitriyenko (Kaz) 26 (66); 9. Seema Tomar 63; 26. Shreyasi Singh 55; 27. Rajeshwari Kumari 52.

Team: 1. China 194; 2. People’s Republic of Korea 189; 3. Kazakhstan 186; 7. India 170.