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Rizvi bags 10m Air Pistol silver

Chagwon, April 24: World record holder Shahzar Rizvi had to narrowly settle for the silver medal in the men’s 10 metre Air Pistol at the year’s second ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage here on Tuesday. Rizvi missed out on the gold by 0.2 points to Russia’s Artem Chernousov. Samuil Donkov of Bulgaria settled for the bronze medal.
In the 24-shot final, Rizvi went into the final shot just 0.2 adrift of the Russian, but both shot identical scores of 10.0 to ensure the order remained intact. Chernousov finished with a score of 240.0 and Shahzar shot 239.8.
Bulgarian Donkov won the bronze medal after the 22nd shot on a score of 217.1. The men’s 10m Air Pistol saw a many a big name fall by the wayside in the 87-strong qualification field. IANS