Indian shooters fail to impress
New Delhi: Indian shooters had a dismal day at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with Rio Olympics hopefuls Jitu Rai, Prakash Nanjappa and Apurvi Chandela failing to enter the finals of their respective categories at Baku, Azerbaijan yesterday.
Rio-bound Jitu Rai could not recover from a first 10 shots score of 89, to miss out on a finals berth by a point in the Men’s 50m Pistol.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist recovered in the final 50 shots to shoot 466 out of 500, but his poor start meant that he managed a total of 555 out of 600. Two out of the eight finalists made it with scores of 556.
Another Rio hopeful, Prakash Nanjappa, shot 552 in the same event to finish in 17th position. Omkar Singh was in 25th place with a score of 549.