Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenaioff to positive start in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: Indian trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai got off to positive starts on Day One of competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup here.

India's trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu
India's trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu

The ISSF tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun assumes significance as it is considered a test event before the Rio Olympic Games in August.

In the first qualification round of the men's trap event, former world champion and World No 1 Manavjit missed two targets out of 50 to end the day in eighth spot.

Youngster Chenai, who will be going to his first Olympics, was a point below, shooting a score of 47 to lie in 14th position.

There are 75 more targets to go before the top six make it to the final round, scheduled for Sunday.

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