Shreyasi misses final, men shooters stumble

Shreyasi, who had won the double trap gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had a series of 20, 19, 19, 18 and 21.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu in action. (File Photo)   -  Special Arrangement

Shreyasi Singh shot 97 and missed the final by eight points in women’s trap in the Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, US.

Shreyasi, who had won the double trap gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, had a series of 20, 19, 19, 18 and 21.

Varsha Varman (86) and Seema Tomar (85) were placed 33rd and 34th in a field of 38 shooters. World Cup silver medallist Seema was undone by a terrible second round of 11, after she had started with 16 out of 25.

She kept improving thereafter with rounds of 18, 19 and 21.

The Indian men trap shooters stumbled off to an equally indifferent start, as Zorawar Singh Sandhu shot 45, following rounds of 23 and 22, to be in the 15th place after two rounds.

Lakshay Sheoran and Manavjit Singh Sandhu shot identical rounds of 21 and 23,  to be on 44, in a field of 52 shooters.

The results:

Women: Trap: 1. Marika Salmi (Fin) 41(2) 105; 2. Fatima Galvez (Esp) 41(1) 110; 3. Melanie Couzy (Fra) 31 (106); 21. Shreyasi Singh 97; 33. Varsha Varman 86; 34. Seema Tomar 85.