Shotun WC: Angad, Mairaj lift fortunes

Angad compiled a series of 25, 22, 25, 22, 25 spread over three days to be placed 24th in the Shotgun World Championship in Moscow.

Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan did very well to lift his fortunes with rounds of 24 and 25 on the third day of skeet competition. He had a series of 24, 21, 23, 24, 25, for a total of 117 that placed him 42nd.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa spoilt his chances with two rounds of 22 but was the best among the Indian skeet shooters as he placed 24th with a total of 119, in a strong field of 113 shooters in the Shotgun World Championship in Moscow on Saturday.

Overall, it was an impressive performance as Angad compiled a series of 25, 22, 25, 22, 25 spread over three days. Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan, who was placed seventh in the last World Championship in Lonato and had gained a qualification berth for the Rio Olympics, did very well to lift his fortunes with rounds of 24 and 25 on the third day of skeet competition. He had a series of 24, 21, 23, 24, 25, for a total of 117 that placed him 42nd.

Sheeraz Sheikh also ended up with a total of 117, following rounds of 21, 24, 24, 24, 24 in an intensely competitive field in which 122 made the cut for the final.

In junior men’s skeet, Anant Jeet Singh Naruka came up with two rounds of 24 to reach a total of 114 that placed him 22nd in a field of 56 shooters. Hamza Sheikh (112) and Arjun Singh Mann (110) finished 29th and 38th respectively.

The World Championship is scheduled to conclude on Sunday with the mixed skeet competition.