Former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant shot well but missed the finals in the Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.
Tejaswini shot a near perfect score of 199/200 in the prone position, but even that was not enough to take her to the finals. She shot a qualification score of 584 (Kneeling 192, Prone 199, Standing 193) but fell two points short of making the cut for the finals and eventually finished 14th.
The other Indians in the fray, Gaayathri Nithyanadam finished 38th with a score of 579 (Kneeling 194, Prone 199, Standing 186) while Elizabeth Susan Koshy shot 576 (Kneeling 193, Prone 195, Standing 188) to end in 55th place among 70 shooters.
Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic claimed her fifth World Cup gold with a clear margin of 6.8 points ahead of Selina Gschwandtner of Germany who won the silver while another German shooter Jolyn Beer took the bronze.
Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position: 1. Snjezana Pejcic (Cro) 462.2 (586); 2. Selina Gschwandtner (Ger) 455.4 (590); 3. Jolyn Beer (Ger) 444.6 (586); 14. Tejaswini Sawant 584; 38. Gaayathri Nithyanadam 579; 55. Elizabeth Susan Koshy 576.