Shot gun World Cup: Kynan misses the bus

Olympian Kynan Chenai narrowly missed qualifying for the trap final, in the shoot-off, after shooting 122 out of 125.

Kynan Chenai

Kynan Chenai had a series of 25, 24 and 24, as he tied with six others for the last two berths in the final. Eventually, Kynan missed narrowly and placed seventh in a field of 142 shooters.

It was yet another gut-wrenching experience for Olympian Kynan Chenai, as he narrowly missed qualifying for the trap final, in the shoot-off, after shooting 122 out of 125 in the shotgun World Cup in Al Ain, UAE, on Tuesday.

After shooting 49 out of 50 overnight, Kynan had a series of 25, 24 and 24, as he tied with six others for the last two berths in the final. Eventually, Kynan missed narrowly and placed seventh in a field of 142 shooters.

It may be recalled that Kynan had shot 123 in the last World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, and had placed 10th as he missed the final in the shoot-off.

Prithviraj Tondaiman did resume well after 48 overnight, with a round of 25, but subsequent rounds of 24 and 23 pulled him down to the 37th spot with a total of 120. He had shot 121 in the last World Cup.

Josip Glasnovic of Croatia who shot a perfect qualification world record of 125 out 125 and Savate Sresthaporn of Thailand won the two Olympic quota places, with the gold and silver medals. The Croat won the shoot-off for the gold 5-4 after the two tied on 47 out of 50.

The Thai had qualified for the final in the shoot-off, along with the Chinese Yu Haicheng who had already won the Olympic quota in Acapulco.

Results

Trap: 1. Josip Glasnovic (Cro) 47(9) 125; 2. Savate Sresthaporn (Tha) 47(8) 122(10); 3. Paul Pigorsch (Ger) 34 (123); 7. Kynan Chenai 122(7); 37. Prithviraj Tondaiman 120; 72. Zoravar Singh Sandhu 117.