Shotgun World Cup: Zoravar Sandhu shoots 121

The Indian misses final by one point.

Zoravar Singh Sandhu finished eighth in the men’s trap event with a score of 121.   -  PTI

Zoravar Singh Sandhu continued to shoot the big scores, but missed the final by one point despite 121 out of 125 in men’s trap in the Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, on Monday. After resuming with an overnight score of 71, Zoravar shot two perfect rounds to stay in the reckoning, but the higher scores kept him out.

Zoravar, who had shot 118 and finished fourth in the World Cup in Delhi at the start of the season, had shot 23, 25 and 23 on the first day of competition. Olympian Kynan Chenai, who was on 73 overnight, shot 23 and 24 to be placed 16th with a total of 120.

Alberto Fernandez of Spain won his fifth gold in a World Cup as he beat compatriot Antonio Bailon by three birds in the final. It was a repeat of their 1-2 in the World Cup last year in Nicosia.

The results:

Men’s trap: 1. Alberto Fernandez (Esp) 45 (EWR) 123; 2. Antonio Bailon (Esp) 42 (124); 3. Aaron Heading (GBR) 32 (122); 8. Zoravar Singh Sandhu 121; 16. Kynan Chenai 120; 53. Birendeep Sodhi 112.