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    Kynan Chenai needs to trap more

    Kynan Chenai

    Kynan Chenai needs to work harder as he gears up for Rio Olympics. The shooter from Hyderabad finished 31st in Men’s Trap on the last day of the ISSF World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    The 25-year-old who has made the cut for Rio Olympics shot a score of 116 (24,22,24,23,23) which was four hits lesser than what he had shot at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in New Delhi.

    Chenai’s highest score in an ISSF recognized competition is 123/125 which he had shot at the ISSF World cup in Gabala last year.

    Today’s best performance among the Indians came from Prithviraj Tondaiman who missed the finals by one hit after shooting a score of 119 (24,23,24,24,24) to finish 9th.

    The third Indian in the event Zoravar Singh Sandhu shot 118 (25,24,21,24,24) to finish 15th.

    The 2010 World Champion Alberto Fernandez of Spain won the gold. The 32-year-old beat his teammate Antonio Bailon in an all-Spanish gold medal match. The duel was breathtaking: 15 targets where indeed not enough to separate them, as they both scored 11 hits, and they had to continue shooting for the brightest medal in a tie-breaker.

    After they both hit the first shoot-off clay, Bailon missed his second target, letting Fernandez to climb atop of the podium.

    The current Olympic Champion Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia won the Bronze.

    The Results:

    Men’s Trap: Alberto Fernandez 11+2 (121) (SPN), 2. Antonio Bailon 11+1 (120) (SPN), 3. Giovanni Cernogoraz 13 (120) (CRO), 9. Prithviraj Tondaiman (119), 15. Zoravar Singh Sandhu (118), 31. Kynan Chenai (116).


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