Changwon Shotgun World Cup: Indians fail to earn quota places yet again

It is for the third successive Shotgun World Cup this year that the Indians have failed to earn a single Olympic quota place for the country.

Kynan Chenai

Kynan Chenai finished 15th with a score of 120 and failed to qualify for the men's trap final.

Kynan Chenai and Prithviraj Tondaiman misfired on the second day of the qualification in trap to fall out of contention for a place in the final. The duo were top of the ranking charts after two rounds of perfect scores on Wednesday but failed to reproduce the same effort on Thursday.

Kynan Chenai came up with rounds of 24,24 and 22 to finish 15th. Tondaiman had an even poorer run of 22, 22 and 24 to slip down the ladder to 33rd on the second day of qualification.

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Zoravar Singh Sandhu — who had scores of 22 and 23 yesterday — was the best performing Indian on Thursday. He scored 24, 23 and 24 in the last three rounds and finished 64th with a total of 116 points.

It is for the third successive Shotgun World Cup this year that the Indians have failed to earn a single Olympic quota place for the country. None of the Indians — both men and women — qualified for the final of trap or skeet events in Changwon.

The rifle/pistol shooters have been far more successful, earning five quota places for the country at the end of two World Cups and will converge again in the last week of May in Munich, Germany to compete in the third leg of ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup.