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Gagan, Chain on track at shooting WC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, April 21: Indian shooters Gagan rang and Chain Singh will be vying for a spot in the fil of the men’s 50m Rifle Prone event after coming through unscathed in the elimition rounds on the sixth day of the Intertiol Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) being held at the Olympic Shooting Centre here.

Gagan, an Olympic bronze medallist, posted a score of 620 in his elimition round to finish 11th while Chain shot 622.5 to be placed sixth. The Indian duo were among the 56 contestants out of 97 who made it through to the qualification round. Sanjeev Rajput, the third Indian in the fray, was not that lucky. He notched up a score of 617.3 in his elimition round to end up in the 31st position.

In the only medal event of the day on Wednesday, the women’s 25m Pistol, Maria Grozdeva of Bulgaria stched the gold from Jingjing Zhang of Chi while Ole Kostevych of Ukraine landed the bronze. India’s Hee Sidhu had a score of 568 points in the event to finish 41st. IANS

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