Shotgun World Cup: Chenai, Prithviraj fail to progress to final

Former World champion Manavjit Sandhu had the stock of his gun broken during the first round of competition, and could not continue any further.

Quite ironically, Kynan could not make the finals despite shooting high scores like 123, 122 and 120 in the earlier World Cups Acapulco, Al Ain and Changwon respectively earlier this season.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Olympian Kynan Chenai shot 114 out of 125 and missed the men’s trap final by three points in the Shotgun World Cup in Lahti, Finland, on Saturday.

Quite ironically, Kynan could not make the finals despite shooting high scores like 123, 122 and 120 in the earlier World Cups Acapulco, Al Ain and Changwon respectively earlier this season.

Following rounds of 24, 21, 22, 24 and 23, Kynan placed 23rd in a field of 157 shooters. Prithviraj Tondaiman shot 113, following rounds of 22, 25, 22, 20 and 24, for the 31st spot.

The third Indian shooter in the field, former World champion Manavjit Sandhu had the stock of his gun broken during the first round of competition, and could not continue any further.

The Indian shooters have to bank on the Asian Championship in Doha in November, for the last set of Olympic berths.

The mixed trap event, and the skeet competition will continue in the World Cup in Lahti.