Jitu Rai misses 10m air pistol medal at World Cup

Gagan Narang shot 617.1 in qualifying to be placed 13th in the final standings while Chain Singh shot 616.4 to be 19th.

By: PTI | Bangkok | Published: March 5, 2016 7:34 pm
Jitu Rai endured a dip in form as he missed out on a 10m air pistol medal in the ISSF World Cup. (Source: AFP)

A day after striking gold in the 50m air pistol event, Indian shooter Jitu Rai endured a dip in form as he missed out on a 10m air pistol medal in the ISSF World Cup here.

Jitu shot 580 to qualify for the eight man final in seventh position, before being eliminated in fifth position and after the 14th shot in the 20-shot final.

The gold in the event was won by Brazil’s Felipe Almeida Wu, who shot 201.9 in the finals to beat Wil Brown of the USA, who shot 201.4. The Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam clinched the Bronze with a final round score of 180.1.

Prakash Nanjappa shot a qualifying round score of 572 to end 21st in the event while Gurpreet Singh shot 569 to grab the 29th.

In the Men’s 50M Rifle Prone event, the other event that was decided on day three, India’s Gagan Narang shot 617.1 in qualifying to be placed 13th in the final standings while Chain Singh shot 616.4 to be 19th.

Sanjeev Rajput shot a score of 608 and ended in 49th place in the competition.

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