Ayonika, Gagan win medals in Hannover

Ayonika missed the gold by 0.8 point to Jennifer Mcintosh of Britain, who shot 10.8 on the penultimate shot to clinch the issue, after having taken a 0.1 point lead over the Indian before the last two shots.

The seasoned Gagan Narang also had an impressive fare in men’s 50-metre rifle prone event as he won the silver medal, a mere 0.1 point behind Karl Olsson of Sweden.   -  PTI

Olympian Ayonika Paul regained her confident touch on the trigger with a silver medal in women’s air rifle in the International Shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany.

Ayonika missed the gold by 0.8 point to Jennifer Mcintosh of Britain, who shot 10.8 on the penultimate shot to clinch the issue, after having taken a 0.1 point lead over the Indian before the last two shots.

Anjum Moudgil who had qualified in the second place with a score of 418.5, however, could not get among the medals.

The seasoned Gagan Narang also had an impressive fare in men’s 50-metre rifle prone event as he won the silver medal, a mere 0.1 point behind Karl Olsson of Sweden. Gagan had led by 0.1 point before the last two shots but a 9.9 on the penultimate shot possibly cost him the gold.

Gagan had qualified for the air rifle final as well, but had placed eighth.

The results:

Men:

10m air rifle: 1. Peter Hellenbrand (Ned) 248.4 (627.7); 2. Brian Baudouin (Fra) 245.2 (625.1); 3. Valerian Sauveplane (Fra) 227.3 (629.6); 8. Gagan Narang 122.2 (626.3); 10. Pratik Borse 623.4; 15. Shivraj Sawant 621.9; 25. Kiran Jadhav 616.3; 29. Akhil Sheoran 615.3; 32. Nikhil Kashyap 614.5; 50. Vikas Lamba 598.7; 51. Ashwani Bhati 598.3; 56. Gaurav Singh 592.4; 59. Shardul Shandilya 589.7.

Team: 1. France 1875.8; 2. France 1867.3; 3. India 1865.0.

Junior men: 1. Facundo Firmapaz (Arg) 245.9 (620.5); 2. Mirmohammad Nekounam (Iri) 245.9 (624.1); 3. Sebastian Langstrom (Fin) 222.8 (622.0); 4. Omkar Ukirde 203.7 (621.4); 21. Akshat Seth 611.7; 31. Shivtej Sawant 606.0.

Team: 1. Iran 1862.3; 2. Finland 1860.5; 3. Germany 1859.5; 5. India 1839.1.

50m rifle prone: 1. Karl Olsson (Swe) 250.1 (624.5); 2. Gagan Narang 250.0 (624.8); 3. Remi Moreno Flores (Fra) 228.3 (623.8); 7. Swapnil Kusale 145.0 (626.1); 28. Karan Singh 619.2; 30. Akhil Sheoran 618.7; 58. Manjit Singh Kanwar 612.1.

Team: 1. Kazakhstan 1871.8; 2. France 1865.4; 3. Switzerland 1854.1.

Junior men: 1. Cristian Friman (Fin) 249.5 (623.4); 2. Yoni Bourdeilletas (Fra) 248.0 (617.7); 3. Matias Kiuru (Fin) 226.3 (620.4); 26. Shivtej Sawant 609.3; 29. Abhay Goyal 608.2; 40. Faisal Syed 595.2.

50m rifle 3P: 1. Remi Moreno Flores (Fra) 457.7 (1164); 2. Etienne Germond (Fra) 455.9 (1167); 3. Karl Olsson (Swe) 445.8 (1168); 18. Akhil Sheoran 1155; 20. Swapnil Kusale 1154.

Team: 1. France 3517; 2. France 3479; 3. Kazakhstan 3470.

Junior men: 1. Cristian Friman (Fin) 454.1 (1154); 2. Sebastian Langstrom (Fin) 449.2 (1155); 3. Luc Dingerdissen (Ger) 438.1 (1151); 29. Shivtej Sawant 1125; 35. Abhay Goyal 1086.

Team: 1. Germany 3433; 2. Germany (HE) 3432; 3. Sweden 3416.

Women:

10m air rifle: 1. Jennifer Mcintosh (GBR) 249.2 (420.3); 2. Ayonika Paul 248.4 (417.6); 3. Katie Gleeson (GBR) 227.8 (415.9); 6. Anjum Moudgil 163.4 (418.5); 35. Neha Chaphekar 411.1; 45. Lajja Gauswami 409.6; 63. Nikita Sharma 389.6.

Team: 1. Britain 1251.3; 2. India 1245.7; 3. France 1240.3.

Junior women: 1. Johanna Tripp (Ger) 249.4 (417.7); 2. Anne Gassser (Fra) 247.1 (415.8); 3. Fatemeh Karamzadeh (Iri) 225.5 (418.2); 18. Mihika Poore 413.4; 30. Nandika 410.9; 50. Aashi Rastogi 408.2; 63. Geetakshi Dixit 406.2.

Team: 1. Germany 1242.2; 2. Germany 1241.6; 3. Hungary 1241.4; 11. India 1227.8.

50m rifle prone: 1. Zoe Bruce (GBR) 624.3; 2. Karoline Hansen (Nor) 622.9; 3. Katie Gleeson (GBR) 621.8; 10. Anjum Moudgil 619.3; 13. Kuheli Gangulee 618.3; 34. Lajja Gauswami 613.6.

Team: 1. Britain 1854.7; 2. Switzerland 1852.9; 3. France 1851.8; 4. India 1851.2.

50m rifle 3P: 1. Seonaid Mcintosh (GBR) 454.1 (586); 2. Amelie Kleinmanns (Ger) 453.9 (583); 3. Eva Roesken (Ger) 444.1 (588); 15. Anjum Moudgil 579; 19. Lajja Gauswami 578.

Team: 1. Britain 1743; 2. France 1738; 3. Germany 1736.

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