Akhil Sheoran, who won a World Cup gold just three days back in Mexico, finished a disappointing 33rd at the 7th World University Shooting Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 22-year-old Akhil shot a below par qualification score of 1122 (Kneeling 376, Prone 393, Standing 353), which is 42 points lower than what he had shot in Mexico.
Navdeep Singh Rathore finished 10th with a score of 1157 (Kneeling 386, Prone 391, Standing 380), missing the finals by a point.
The third Indian in the event, Fateh Singh Dhillon shot 1105 (Kneeling 357, Prone 391 Standing 357) to finish 36th.
The gold was won by Italy’s Lorenzo Bacci with a score of 451.0. The silver was won by Lukas Eugen Fischer of Germany with 450.6 while Finland’s Joni Stenstrom took the bronze with 437.7.
Men’s 50m Rifle Three Positions: 1. Lorenzo Bacci (Italy) 451.0 (1164); 2. Lukas Eugen Fischer (Germany) 450.6 (1168); 3. Joni Stenstrom (Finland) 437.7 (1159); 10. Navdeep Singh Rathore (India) 1157; 33. Akhil Sheoran (India) 1122; 36. Fateh Singh Dhillon (India) 1105.
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