Dismal day for Indian shooters at Rio World Cup

Manavjit Singh Sandhu settled for the 23rd spot with a score of 115 in men’s trap. Zoravar Singh Sandhu finished better, at the 19th spot, despite shooting an identical 115. Kynan Chenai shot 111 to be placed 40th. All the Indians failed to make it to the final.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu was unable to fire at his best as he settled for the 23rd spot in men’s trap in the shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. (File photo)   -  K_K_Najeeb

Former World champion and six-time Asian champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu was unable to fire at his best as he settled for the 23rd spot with a score of 115 in men’s trap in the shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

After shooting 72 out of 75 in the first three rounds, Manavjit Sandhu shot rounds of 21 and 22, quite uncharacteristic by his high standards. Zoravar Singh Sandhu finished better, at the 19th spot, despite shooting an identical 115. Both missed the final by two points.

Kynan Chenai, who will be competing in the Olympics at the same venue along with Manavjit Sandhu, shot 111 following rounds of 24, 23, 19, 24 and 21, to be placed 40th in a field of 74 shooters.

In women’s air pistol, Heena Sidhu shot 379 and missed the final by four points in a high scoring field that had 68 shooters.

The results:

Men: Trap: 1. Alberto Fernandez (Esp) 12(7) 13 (121); 2. Yannick Peeters (Bel) 12(6) 13 (118); 3. Jean Pierre Brol Cardenas (Gua) 11 (12) 118; 4. Jiri Liptak (Cze) 9 (12) 119; 19. Zoravar Singh Sandhu 115; 23. Manavjit Singh Sandhu 115; 40. Kynan Chenai 111.

Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Olena Kostevych (Ukr) 201.7 (385); 2. Antoaneta Boneva (Bul) 197.7 (384); 3. Shun Xie Teo (Sin) 178.0 (384); 24. Heena Sidhu 379.