Sheeraz Sheikh and Man Singh shoot 117 in World Cup

Both were placed 36th and 37th respectively in the competition.

Sheeraz Sheikh was unable to maintain his good start and three rounds of 23, brought his total to 117 out of 125, and placed him 36th in men’s skeet in the shotgun World Cup in San Marino on Friday.

In contrast, former Asian champion Man Singh did marginally better on the second day of competition and shot rounds of 25, 23 and 22 to reach the same total as Sheeraz, but was placed one run below him, owing to the last round score, in 37th place.

The third Indian shooter in a field of 89, Smit Singh struggled, especially with his last round of 19 and could muster only a total of 108 that placed him 74th.

In women’s skeet, national junior champion Maheshwari Chauhan fared better than the National Games champion Rashmee Rathore, as she shot 64 and was placed 36th in a field of 54 shooters. She had rounds of 20, 24 and 20.

Former national champion, Rashmee shot increasingly better with rounds of 17, 21 and 23 but a total of 61 placed her 49th in a field of 54 shooters.

Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit of Thailand, who had won the World Cup gold in the test event in Rio this season, beat Diana Bacosi of Italy, the qualification topper, 8-7 in the shoot-off after the two tied on 15 in the gold medal match.

The results: Women’s skeet: 1. Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit (Tha) 15(8) 16 (72); 2. Diana Bacosi (Ita) 15(7) 16 (73); 3. Amber Hill (GBR) 13(18) 12 (72); 4. Wei Ning (Chn) 13(17) 14 (72); 36. Maheshwari Chauhan 64; 49. Rashmee

Rathore 61.

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