India finishes with one medal in shooting World Cup

Sheeraz Sheikh had a series of 25, 24, 23, 22 and 24 and missed the final by three points to finish 23rd in men’s skeet, the best for India.

A file photo of India's Sheeraz Sheikh.   -  PTI

Sheeraz Sheikh shot 118 and placed 23rd in men’s skeet in the shooting World Cup which concluded in Changwon, Korea, on Sunday.

Sheeraz had a series of 25, 24, 23, 22 and 24 as he missed the final by three points.

Smit Singh, who had made the Commonwealth Games final in Gold Coast, could gather only 116 and was 37th in a field of 81.

India was joint 12th among 24 countries that managed to win at least one medal, thanks to the silver won by Shahzar Rizvi in men’s air pistol. China topped with four gold, two silver and a bronze, ahead of Russia and the US.

Interestingly, India had topped the medals table in the first World Cup in Mexico, with four gold, a silver and four bronze medals.

Results

Men: Skeet: 1. Vincent Hancock (US) 59 EWR (123); 2. Gabriele Rossetti (Ita) 55 (122)6; 3. Juan Jose Aramburu (Esp) 43 (122)5; 23. Sheeraz Sheikh 118; 37. Smit Singh 116; 43. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa 116.

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