An uncharacteristically low fifth card of 92.8 put paid to Gagan Narang’s hopes of making the men’s rifle prone final in the shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. In the event, Olympic and World championship medallist Narang, who had qualified for Rio in the prone event, shot a total of 615.5 that placed him 48th in a field of 55 shooters. Narang had a series of 104.6, 104.5, 105.2, 104.5, 92.8 and 103.9, while Chain Singh placed 45th with a total of 617.1.
Henri Junghaenel of Germany, who had won the World Cup Final gold with a final world record in 2013, clinched the gold, 2.1 points ahead of the reigning World Champion, the 54-year-old Warren Potent of Australia.
Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Henri Junghaenel (Ger) 210 (625.9); 2. Warren Potent (Aus) 207.9 (626.6); 3. Stevan Pletikosic (Srb) 186.2 (628.0); 45. Chain Singh 617.1; 48. Gagan Narang 615.5.
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