Shotgun World Cup: Tomar positioned fifth in women’s trap

Seema Tomar struggled with the single barrel and hit eight targets out of 15 to occupy fifth place in the semifinals at the shotgun World Cup in San Marino.

The qualification score of 72, following a series of 24, 23 and 25, was a repeat of Seema’s career best performance in the Asian championship in Al Ain in 2014.   -  Sandeep Saxena (File Photo)

Seema Tomar shot close to her best, but a medal eluded her grasp in women’s trap in the shotgun World Cup in San Marino on Friday.

The 33-year-old Seema, who had shot a silver in the Dorset World Cup in 2010, qualified in the second place with a score of 72 out of 75, in a field of 60 shooters. However, in the semifinals, she struggled with the single barrel and hit eight targets out of 15 to be placed fifth.

The qualification score of 72, following a series of 24, 23 and 25, was a repeat of Seema’s career best performance in the Asian championship in Al Ain in 2014, when she won the gold.

Rajeshwari Kumari recovered from a round of 21 to shoot scores of 23 for a total of 67 that saw her miss the final by three points. Shreyasi Singh also bounced back from a round of 18 to shoot 22 and 23 for a total of 63 that placed her 38th.

Meanwhile, in men’s trap, Kynan Chenai and Prithviraj Tondaiman shot identical scores of 117 and missed the final by three points on Saturday. Former World champion Manavjit Sandhu finished strongly with a round of 25 but had conceded much ground earlier and thus settled for the 38th place in a field of 119 shooters, with a total of 115.

The results:

Women: Trap: 1. Emma Elizabeth Cox (Aus) 13 (12)1 (73); 2. Corey Cogdell (US) 11 (12)1 (70); 3. Carole Cormenier (Fra) 13 (10) 71; 4. Zhu Jingyu (Chn) 12 (12)0 (71); 5. Seema Tomar 72; 16. Rajeshwari Kumari 67; 38. Shreyasi Singh 63.