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Indian shooters fizzle out at World Cup

San Marino, June 10: India’s men’s skeet shooters were uble to reach the fil round of the Intertiol Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Shotgun here on Friday. Among the three Indians in the fray, Sheeraz Shaikh and Man Singh shot identical scores of 117 in the qualification round to finish in the 36th and 37th positions, respectively. Sumit Singh was way behind in 76th place, with shot a score of 108. Mairaj Ahmad Khan, who has qualifed for the upcoming Rio Olympics, gave the event a miss. On Thursday, Indian women skeet shooters Maheshwari Chauhan and Rashmee Rathore ended 36th and 49th, respectively. Maheshwari shot 64 out of 75 while Rashmee maged 61. IANS

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