Indian shooter Gurjoat Khangura narrowly misses finals in the ISSF Shotgun World Cup

Gurjoat excelled in his final two qualification rounds but it was not enough for him to qualify to the finals as he secured an overall position of 10th.


Gurjoat Singh Khangura finished strongly in his last two qualification rounds but it was not enough to take him to the finals.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE/REUTERS

Gurjoat Khangura shot the best among the Indian shooters, 119 (25, 24, 24, 25) out of 125, but missed out on the final berth by one point in the shotgun World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.

After a below par 21 in the first round, Gurjoat shot rounds of 25, 24, 24 and 25 over two days. He had to be content with 10th spot in a field of 40, as shooters with scores of 121 and 120 made the cut.

In fact, there was a shoot off between four shooters with 120 for one berth in the final, to join five others who had shot 121.

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The Olympic quota winners in the Indian team, Asian champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa (25, 22, 20, 24, 22) and Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan (24, 24, 22, 19, 24) were not at their best with identical scores of 113. Mairaj had a series of 24, 24, 22, 19 and 24, while Angad shot 25, 22, 20, 24 and 22, as they finished 28th and 30th respectively.

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