Bangkok, March 3 : India’s shooter Pooja Ghatkar rrowly missed out on a medal and finished fourth on day one of the Shooting World Cup for rifle and pistol, which got underway here on Thursday.
Pooja ended her qualifying round of 40 shots each in a creditable third position behind Chi’s Olympic and world champion Yi Siling and Singapore’s HO Xiu Yi, shooting a score of 416.7.
Yi finished on top with a score of 420.2 while Ho Xiu Yi logged 418.5. In the eight-women fil however Pooja was elimited in fourth place with a score of 164.
Yi won the gold shooting 207.7 while Austria’s Olivia Hofmann bagged silver with a fil round score of 184.6.
Pooja’s teammates Ayonika Paul and Apoorvi Chandela finished 17th and 18th with scores of 413.8 and 413.6 respectively in their qualification rounds.
In the other event decided on the day, all three Indians in the Men’s 10 metres air rifle mely former Olympic Champion Abhiv Bindra, Olympic bronze medallist Gagan rang and Chain Singh, failed to qualify for the fil round. IANS