Manavjit finishes fourth in Asian Shooting Championship

Manavjit finishes fourth in Asian Shooting Championship

  
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Manavjit Sandhu

Former World champion and six-time Asian champion Manavjit Sandhu fought his way past the shoot-off twice to stay in the hunt for a trap medal but ended up fourth in the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait on Monday.

Both Manavjit and Kynan Chenai were tied on 120 along with Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait for the last spot in the final. Manavjit pulled through by beating the Kuwaiti 8-7, after Chenai missed the third bird.

In the semifinals, Manavjit was tied on 13 with two others and went ahead of Zhang Yiyao of China. He lost the bronze medal match, rather comprehensively, 10-14 to Talal Alrashidi of Kuwait.

However, with the 32nd placed Prithviraj Tondaiman, the Indian team managed to take the bronze, fourth points behind China and two points ahead of Iran. The Indian juniors did better, as Lakshay won the individual silver and along with the fourth-placed Manavaditya Singh Rathore and Vrishankaditya Parmar won the team silver.

In Women’s Trap on Sunday, Olympian Shagun Chowdhary had shot 66 and missed the final by two points.

In men’s rifle 3-position event, Olympian Sanjeev Rajput made the final but ended up sixth in a highly competitive field. With two silver and a bronze medal, the Indian contingent took its tally to 16 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.

The Results:

Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position: 1. Kim Jonghyun (KOR) 462.0 (1170); 2. Zhu Qinan (CHN) 461.4 (1175); 3. Hui Zicheng (CHN) 451.9 (1180); 6. Sanjeev Rajput 416.4 (1165); 10. Surendra Rathod 1163; 16. Satyendra Singh 1153. Team: 1. Korea 3505; 2. China 3498; 3. Kazakhstan 3469; 6. India 3449.

Men’s Trap: 1. Lee Young Sik (KOR) 14 (14) 121; 2. Hagen Alexander Topacio (PHI) 9 (15) 122; 3. Talal Alrashidi (KUW) 14 (13) 122; 4. Manavjit Sandhu 10 (13) 120 (8); 8. Kynan Chenai 120 (2); 32. Prithviraj Tondaiman 113. Team: 1. Kuwait 365; 2. China 357; 3. India 353.

Junior Men’s Trap: 1. Artyom Chiulayev (KAZ) 15 (14) 115; 2. Lakshay 12 (15) 115; 3. Patrick Akoury (LIB) 13 (10) 113; 4. Manavaditya Singh Rathore 10 (11) 113; 11. Vrishankaditya Parmar 105. Team: 1. Lebanon 337; 2. India 333; 3. Kuwait 326.

Women’s Trap: 1. Yi Chun Lin (TPE) 13 (15) 68; 2. Ray Bassil (LIB) 12 (15) 71; 3. Liu Yingzi (CHN) 13(4) 14 (69); 4. Amna Al Abdulla (QAT) 13(3) 13 (68); 15. Shagun Chowdhary 66; 24. Rajeshwari Kumari 63; 27. Shreyasi Singh 62. Team: 1. China 204; 2. Korea 200; 3. Kazakhstan 200; 9. India 191.

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