Shotgun World Cup: Maheshwari Chauhan occupies 21st spot in women’s skeet

Maheshwari Chauhan, the two-time National champion, misses out on a spot in the final by four points.

File Photo: Maheshwari Chauhan shot rounds of 22, 24, 23, 22 and 23.   -  THE HINDU

Maheshwari Chauhan, the two-time National champion, shot 114 following rounds of 22, 24, 23, 22 and 23, and missed the final in women’s skeet by four points at the Shotgun World Cup in Al Ain, UAE, on Sunday.

While Maheshwari placed 21st among 71 shooters, the two other Indian shooters, former National champion Rashmmi Rathore (109) and Ganemat Sekhon (108) could not stretch themselves closer to the final. They finished 45th and 48th respectively.

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In men’s skeet, Asian and national champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa shot rounds of 24 and 23, to be in the 61st place with a score of 47, in a strong field of 125 shooters. There were five shooters on perfect 50, 11 on 49 and 26 others on 48, as Angad found himself on par with 21 others on 47.

Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan got off to an indifferent start, and had rounds of 21 and 24 for the 76th place. Sheeraz Sheikh also shot 45, following rounds of 22 and 23 for the 85th place.

Three more rounds will be followed by the final for the top six on Monday.