ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup, Day 3: Deepak Kumar finishes seventh, misses out on Olympic quota

Catch all the live scores, updates, highlights and commentary from Day 3 of the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

India's Deepak Kumar will be trying to bag the country's second Tokyo 2020 Quota in 10m Air Rifle.

India's Deepak Kumar will be trying to bag the country's second Tokyo 2020 Quota in 10m Air Rifle.   -  ISSF

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle/Pistol World Cup at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled at the range.

 

LIVE UPDATES:

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Gaayathri Nithyanadam slips to the 32nd place with a score of 1155 in Elimination - Relay 2.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Sunidhi Chauhan finishes with 1157 points in MQS Extra. She has scored much higher than the required score for Qualification.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Kajal Saini shoots 1166 in Elimination - Relay 1. Her rank is 13th.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Gaayathri Nithyanadam improves her score in Prone to push herself to the 16th spot on the Elimination - Relay 2 leaderboard, with a score of 396 (98, 98, 100, 100).

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Sunidhi Chauhan scores 384 in Kneeling in MQS Extra. The Minimum Qualification Score is 1115. By the looks of it, she should be making it, quite easily.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Gaayathri Nithyanadam scores 384 in Kneeling in Elimination - Relay 2.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Anjum Moudgil finishes with 1169 points in MQS Extra. The MQS par score is 1115.
     

10m Air Rifle Men Final

  • Deepak Kumar starts off with a 9.7. Not the start one would have wanted.
     
  • He follows it up with a 9.2.
     
  • A 10.8 and 10.3. We need more of those. Presently at eight, India needs plenty of high 10s to keep things going.
     
  • A 10.4 improves Deepak's rank to seventh. He has overtaken Italy's Marco Suppini by 0.3 points.
     
  • A 10.0 and 10.7 off the sixth and seventh shot further consolidates his seventh spot. He is still behind sixth-placed Patrik Jany by 1.2 points.
     
  • 10.1, 10.0 and 10.6 is how he wraps the first stage of the competition. Still seventh! 0.7 to beat Song now.

    ELIMINATION
     

  • Marco Suppini bows out! Eighth with 121.5. Kumar has a lot to do. 1.1 behind Song. That is a lot to cover now!
     
  • Deepak Kumar gets the seventh place (143.6 points). The Quotas go to Australia and Slovakia.
     
  • China's Song Buhan out! Sixth place with 164.9 points.
     
  • Israel's Sergey Richter gets the fifth place with 186.2 points.
     
  • Slovakia's Patrik Jany shoots a 10.9!!! What a comeback!

    From the sixth place to the second now! And Dane Sampson is suddenly out with a Quota but without a medal. 208.3 points!
     
  • It is a shoot-off for the 3rd place between Gorsa and Jany! Annnnnnnd... Gorsa with a 10.5 wins the second spot! Jany gets the bronze and a Quota place.
     
  • China's Yu Haonan... absolutely exceptional shooting!!! His 252.8 is a World Record and a Junior World Record as well. This is his first Gold too. "We are the Champions" blaring out from the speakers. Gorsa settles for silver and 249.9.
  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Divyansh Singh Panwar finishes with a score of 627.9 in MQS Extra. The par score is 595.0

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Deepak Kumar has qualified for the finals with 627.9. Meanwhile, Yash Vardhan just misses out, scoring 627.7. He was placed ninth in Qualification. Kiran Ankush Jadhav, with a score of 627.5 has finished 11th.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Yash Vardhan slips further down, to the 11th spot following 104.6, 104.6 and 105.0, in the first three series. The top-8 qualify for the finals. With three series remaining after this, will Yash be able to make the final?

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Yash Vardhan scores 104.6 in the first series. 8th on the table now. Will he make it?

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Divyansh Singh Panwar, who owns India's only Tokyo 2020 Quota in 10m Air Rifle, has been fielded in the MQS section. He has started off with a score of 10.8 off the first shot. Way to go!

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Tejaswini Sawant finishes with 1172 in Elimination- Relay 1 after scoring 384 in Standing.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Kajal Saini shoots 100, 100, 98 and 97 in Prone. She is presently placed 15th on the leaderboard.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Sandeep Singh scores 627.5 in the MQS Extra. The Minimum Qualification Score for this event is 595.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Tejaswini Sawant scores a whopping 400/400 in Prone. WOW!!! That pushes her up to the fifth place.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Kiran Ankush Jadhav finishes with 627.5 after the first Qualification round. His rank is sixth, as of now. Deepak Kumar scores 627.9! He, after the first detail, has been placed fourth.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Tejaswini Sawant scores 388 in the Kneeling round.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: Anjum Moudgil has been fielded in MQS because she already has a Quota. A 100 in the first series! Sunidhi Chauhan to start in the second detail.

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    Anjum Moudgil has been fielded in MQS Extra.   -  ISSF

     

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women: The first Elimination round is underway, ladies and gentlemen! Tejaswini Sawant scores two 98s off the first two series of the Kneeling round. Kajal Saini has got a 96 in the first series.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Sandeep Singh gets 104.6 in the first series of MQS Extra.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men: Deepak Kumar and Kiran Ankush Jadhav start India's proceedings in the first relay of Qualification. Jadhav scores 104.6 in the first series, while Deepak gets 103.5.

EVENTS OF THE DAY:

Time of event (in IST)Event name
05:30 pm - 06:45 pm 10m Air Rifle Men Relay 1
05:30 pm - 08:15 pm50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Elimination 1
07:30 pm - 08:45 pm10m Air Rifle Men Relay 2
09:00 pm - 12:45 pm50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Elimination 2
10:00 pmFinal 10m Air Rifle Men

 

DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS:

Elavenil Valarivan clinched the gold medal with 251.7 points in 10m Air Rifle on Wednesday. This was the first senior World Cup medal for the 20-year-old from Cuddalore.

Great Britain's Seonaid Mcintosh and Taiwan's Lin Ying-Shin, meanwhile, grabbed the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Ying-Shin, additionally, also won an Olympic Quota place for her country.

Valarivan, who shot 629.4 in the qualification round and placed fourth, to join her senior Anjum Moudgil in the final, earlier, had a series of 105.8, 106.0, 105.4, 103.4, 103.9, and 104.9.

Moudgil, on the other hand, finished sixth.

As it happened

Earlier, the two-time World Cup gold medallist Apurvi Chandela crashed out of the qualification after being placed 11th with a score of 627.7.

Mehuli Ghosh, who took part in the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section, had a total of 629.1.

In women’s 25-metre sports pistol, Chinki Yadav shot 290 in the precision stage, while Abhidnya Patil pocketed 286. Annu Raj Singh, later, in the last relay, scored 292. In the MQS section, Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat finished with 293 and 289 points in Precision, respectively.

In men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Sanjeev Rajput finished at 14th with a total score of 1170 in Elimination Relay 1. Chain Singh, on the other hand,  placed 27th with 1163.

 

DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS:

Olympian Sanjeev Rajput clinched the eighth quota place for Tokyo 2020 with the silver medal in men’s rifle 3-position event on Thursday. Added to that, Abhishek Verma continued his surge this season, pocketing another gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol event. Compatriot Saurabh Chaudhary, also bagged bronze in the same.

It was a brilliant performance by the 38-year-old Sanjeev, who had been denied a chance to compete in the Rio Olympics, as his Olympic quota had been exchanged for a shotgun quota by the National
federation.

Sanjeev had the gold within reach, but a below par last shot saw him miss his second World Cup gold, after the one he had won in 2011, by a slender 0.2 point margin to Petar Gorsa of Croatia, who had won the Olympic quota in air rifle.

It was a brave effort by Sanjeev, as he had to endure the suspense of a "zero" credited to him on the 39th shot in kneeling position, in the qualification phase. Eventually, he qualified in style with 1180,
after the protest of the Indian camp was upheld.

Climbing steadily to the top, after the kneeling and prone stages, in the final, Sanjeev was quite composed till the anti-climactic last shot.

Sanjeev, with this feat, has joined the elite quota holders list having Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker.

He had shot 392 in kneeling, 398 in prone and 390 in standing in the qualification phase, to emerge the second best, one point behind Zhang Changhong of China.

As it happened

In the final, only five were eligible to win Olympic quota. There were two Serbians who were eligible to win one quota, apart from Simon Claussen of Norway and Jan Lochbihler of Switzerland.

When the second Serb finished fifth, Sanjeev and Simon had automatically confirmed their Olympic quota in the event.

In men’s air pistol, Saurabh (584) and Verma (582) qualified for the final, while Gaurav Rana stood eliminated after he finished 44th with 571 points.

Saurabh did not have the brightest of starts in the final, scoring three nine pointers in the first series of the first stage of competition. However, he slammed the acceleration soon, staying just a point behind then and eventual table-topper Verma at 101.6, after the completion of the first stage.

After Saurabh made an exit losing to Turkey's Ismail Keles by one point in the Elimination, Verma made sure to keep his calm and shut down all paths for Keles by shooting an eventual 10.7 to finish things off.

In women’s 25-metre sports pistol, Hungary's Veronika Major bagged her second gold this season. China's Xiong Yaxuan and Chia Chen Tien bagged silver and bronze, respectively. Yaxuan, additionally, clinched an Olympic Quota as well. Korea's Kim Jangmi got the fifth place and a quota. India's Chinki Yadav shot 584 and missed the final by one point to finish tenth. Annu Raj Singh (579) and Abhidnya Patil (572) placed 25th and 53rd, respectively.
 

The results:

Men: 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Petar Gorsa (Cro) 462.2 (1177); 2. Sanjeev Rajput 462.0 (1180); 3. Zhang Changhong (Chn) 449.2 (1181); 49. Chain Singh (Ind) 1161, 57. Parul Kumar (Ind) 1148.

Women: 25m Sports Pistol: 1. Veronika Major (Hun) 35; 2. Xiong Yaxuan (CHN) 33; 3. Chia Chen Tien (TPE) 28; 10. Chinki Yadav (Ind) 584, 25. Annu Raj Singh (Ind) 579; 53. Abhidnya Patil (Ind) 572

Men: 10m Air Pistol: 1. Abhishek Verma (Ind) 244.2; 2. Ismail Keles (Tur) 243.1; 3. Saurabh Chaudhary (Ind) 221. 9; 44. Gaurav Rana (Ind) 571

 

The finals of the events will be live streamed on ISSF's Youtube handle.