Gaurav Rana misses medal in Meeting of Shooting Hopes

Gaurav Rana stumbled to the fourth place following a shot of 8.0 in junior men’s air pistol in the 26th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international competition in Plzen, Czech Republic, on Thursday.

Gaurav Rana’s misfire cost him a medal.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Gaurav Rana stumbled to the fourth place following a shot of 8.0 in junior men’s air pistol in the 26th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international competition in Plzen, Czech Republic, on Thursday.

After leading the field till the 15th shot, Rana’s misfire cost him a medal, in an interesting final in which three other Indians, Anmol, Gurmeet Singh and Saurabh Chaudhary also went without a medal.

There was the consolation of two team medals, as India-B consisting Anmol, Gurmeet and Arjun Das won the silver, one point behind Russia.

The India-A team of Saurabh Chaudhary, Gaurav Rana and Hemendra Kushwah settled for the bronze, nine points behind the second string team.

In the junior men’s 50-metre rifle prone event, the Indian shooters failed to get anywhere close to a medal both in the individual and team competitions.

The results:

Junior men: 10m air pistol: 1. Ante Kristo (Cro) 198.7 (573); 2. Anton Zanin (Rus) 196.8 (577); 3. Edouard Dortomb (Fra) 176.6 (578); 4. Gaurav Rana 158.5 (571); 5. Anmol 137.6 (575); 7. Gurmeet Singh 96.7 (574); 8. Saurabh Chaudhary 76.9 (571); 9. Arjun Das 570; 12. Hemendra Kushwah 568; 21. Nishant Bhardwaj 564; 36. Tribhuvan Kanwar 557; 43. Rushiraj Atul Barot 554; 61. Siddharth Kishore Mehra 542.

Team: 1. Russia 1720; 2. India-B 1719; 3. India-A 1710.

50m rifle prone: 1. Dragomir Iordache (Rou) 208.5 (624.3); 2. Patrik Jany (Svk) 206.6 (624.3); 3. Ondrej Holko (Svk) 184.6 (622.7); 24. Fateh Singh Dhillon 615.2; 36. Ajaey Nithish Palaniselvam 613.0; 46. Mayur Deva Bhanu 611.2; 48. Subhankar Pramanick 611.1; 52. Syed Araib Parvez 610.2; 68. Sarvesh Swaroop Velsankar 607.0.

Team: 1. Slovakia-A 1861.1; 2. Russia 1851.7; 3. Croatia 1850.0; 8. India-A 1839.4; 16. India-B 1828.3.