Lajja shoots 578 in rifle 3P

A World Cup silver medallist in Granada in 2013, Lajja, 28, shot 190 in kneeling, 196 in prone and 192 in the standing position.

A file picture of Lajja Gauswami.   -  Mohammed Yousuf

Lajja Gauswami shot 578 and missed the final by four points in the women’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event in the shooting World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Monday.

A World Cup silver medallist in Granada in 2013, Lajja, 28, shot 190 in kneeling, 196 in prone and 192 in the standing position, and was placed 14th in a field of 49 shooters.

In men’s skeet, former Asian champion Man Singh shot 74, following a series of 24, 25 and 25 to be in the fourth place at the halfway stage. There were two shooters on 75, nine on 74, with two more rounds to be shot before the knock-out phase on Tuesday.

Mairaj Ahmad Khan, who shot a silver medal in the Rio World Cup and is preparing for the Olympics, had rounds of 25, 24 and 24 for a total of 73. Sheeraz Sheikh shot 71.

In women’s skeet, National Games champion Rashmee Rathore shot 67, following rounds of 24, 23 and 20, and missed the knock-out by four points. She placed 22nd in a field of 34. Maheshwari Chauhan (65) and multiple national champion Arti Singh (61) finished 26th and 32nd respectively.

The results:

Women: 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Snjezana Pejcic (Cro) 459.7 (582); 2. Franziska Peer (Aut) 454.4 (582); 3. Zhao Huixin (Chn) 444.4 (583); 14. Lajja Gauswami 578; 33. Anjum Moudgil 571.