Thursday, 23 June 2016
Shooters Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang misfire in World Cup
Rio Olympics-bound shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang on Thursday finished respectively sixth and seventh in the 10-metre Air Rifle final at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here.Narang, who had missed the 10m event in the Munich World Cuplast month due to a heel injury, fired 123.1 points while Bindra finished with a disappointing 102.3 to be at the penultimate spot in the final.Nepejchal Filip of the Czech Republic secured 206.8 points to clinch the gold medal while Iran's Bagheri Hossein and Israel's Sergy Rikhter fired 206.2 and 184.6 to settle for the silver and bronze respectively.This was Bindra's last World Cup before he retires from the sport on August 8, when the shooting events at the upcoming Rio Olympics conclude.
Promising Kynan Chenai, who will go for his first Olympics in August, also reached the men's Trap final where only the top six qualify.He shot a superb 123 out of 125 to qualify for the finals in second place. In the final rounds, he was the first to be eliminated, having shot 12 birds out of 15 to end in sixth place