Gurpreet Singh finishes fifth in Rapid Fire Pistol

Gurpreet Singh finishes fifth in Rapid Fire Pistol

  
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Gurpreet Singh, who has already secured a Rio Olympics quota for India, on Wednesday shot the highest qualification score of 586 to qualify for the finals of Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

In the finals however, Gurpreet did not impress much and settled for the fifth place.

The event saw yet another Chinese 1-2 at the top, with Hu Haozhe beating compatriot Lao Jiajie to the gold. Boris Artaud of France won the bronze medal.

The other Indians in the rapid fire pistol event, former Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar and Pemba Tamang ended with scores of 573 and 563 to be placed 27th and 41st respectively.

In other news from the Indian participation in the day, Gagan Narang and team mates Chain Singh and Surendra Singh Rathod also could not make it to the finals of the 50m rifle prone event. Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, who has also secured a quota for Rio, shot 623.6 to end 23rd, while Chain Singh finished in 29th position with a score of 622.9. Surendra Singh Rathod shot 617.9 to be placed 53rd.

In the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, Lajja Gauswami was placed 13th in qualifying with a score of 577 while Elizabeth Susan Koshy lay 16th with 576.

Anjum Moudgil, India’s third entrant in the event ended her qualification round with a score of 572. She ended her day in 27th place.

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