Tejaswini misses final by a point in ISSF World Cup

Tejaswini finished 12th after shooting 1167 in qualification, while China and Russia maintain dominance.

Tejaswini Sawant narrowly missed a final spot in the women’s 50m rifle.   -  AFP

Former world champion and Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Tejaswini Sawant shot 1167 out of 1200 and missed the final by a point in women’s rifle 3-position event, in the shooting World Cup, in Korea, on Friday.

Tejaswini had 387 in kneeling, 397 in prone and 383 in the standing position, to be placed 12th overall.

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Wang Zeru of China, who shot two points better than Tejaswini in qualification, went on to clinch the gold, 0.1 points ahead of Franziska Peer of Austria, who was placed second in qualification, behind the eventual bronze medallist Ziva Dvorsak of Slovenia, the topper at 1178.

In women’s skeet, Saniya Sheikh, who had placed a creditable fourth in the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, shot 65, following a series of 22, 20 and 23, to be placed 28th in a field of 58 at the half way stage. Ganemat Sekhon (63) and Maheshwari Chauhan (59) were placed further down in the list, with two more rounds to go before the final, featuring the top six.

The results:

Women: 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Wang Zeru (Chn) 458.3 (1169); 2. Franziska Peer (AUT) 458.2 (1175); 3. Ziva Dvorsak (Slo) 445.4 (1178); 12. Tejaswini Sawant 1167; 44. Gaayathri Nithyanandam 1156; 46. Anjum Moudgil 1156.