The hopes of a medal at the ISSF World Cup now rests on the shoulders of Heena Sidhu and Sanjeev Rajput after Jitu Rai and Tejaswini Sawant failed to make it into the final of their respective events. Jitu ended up 10th on the board while Tejaswini could only muster a final position of 15.
On Monday, Jitu Rai failed to qualify for the final of the Men's 10m Air Pistol at the International Shooting
In the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event too, India’s poor day continued as Tejaswini Sawant fell short of qualifying mark. Tejaswini shot a high of 199 out of 200 in the prone position, but even that was not enough as her qualification round score of 584 was two behind 586, recorded by as many as three final qualifiers.
The other shooters in the event Prakash Nanjappa and Anmol Jain, finished 34th and 36th positions respectively with identical scores of 576 while N
19-year old Ukranian youngster Pavlo Korostylov won the Gold in the event, making it his first ever World Cup Gold in the senior ranks. Japanese former World Champion
In the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Neeraj Kumar was the best Indian finisher in 18th place shooting a score of 578. Harpreet Singh shot a
On Tuesday, the fifth and final competition day of the World Cup will take place. It will feature the Women's 10m Air Pistol and Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals. Former World number one Heena Sidhu and three-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput are now India's remaining hopes for a medal.
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