London Olympics 2012 Shooting: Ronjan Sodhi crashes out

Zeenews Sports Bureau

India’s double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi crashed out of the London Olympics as he failed to qualify for the finals. He was one of the India's biggest medal hopefuls. It's a big setback for Indian shooting.

Men's double trap qualifying event: Results

1. WILSON Peter Robert Russell 143 (0.953)
2. MOSIN Vasily 140 (0.933)
3. ALDEEHANI Fehaid 140 (0.933)
4. FOKEEV Vitaly 139 (0.927)
5. DAHLBY Hakan 137 (0.913)
6. BOGNAR Richard 137 (0.913)
7. AL-ATHBA Rashid 136 (0.907)
8. D ANIELLO Francesco 136 (0.907)
9. CHETCUTI William 135 (0.900)
10. LI Jun 134 (0.893)
11. SODHI Ronjan 134 (0.893)

Third Round

Sodhi, who began really well with a perfect score of 48, finished 3rd round of the qualifying event at 11th place. Only top 6 shooters qualify for the finals. He dropped 8 shots in the this round which ultimately saw him crashing out of the qualifying round.

Second Round

After a good first round show, Ronjan Sodhi struggles in the second round. He finishes 6th after the second round. He misses 6 shots in this round.

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Current standing after the second round

1. WILSON Peter Robert Russell 48, 48 (avg 0.960). Total: 96
2. ALDEEHANI Fehaid 47, 47 (avg of 0.940). Total: 94
3. BOGNAR Richard 44, 49 (avg of 0.930). Total: 93
4. MOSIN Vasily 48, 45 (avg of 0.930). Total: 93
5. FOKEEV Vitaly 44, 48 (avg of 0.920). Total: 9
6. SODHI Ronjan 48, 44 (avg of 0.920). Total: 92
7. D ANIELLO Francesco 48, 44 (avg of 0.920). Total: 92

First Round

Despite the top show, Ronjan Sodhi finishes 4th after the first round as he has missed a bird. He is the only one among the top four shooters, who have the same scores (48) as well as the same averages (0.960), to miss the bird. It may cost him dear in the end if the scores are tied.

Current standing after the first round

1. D ANIELLO Francesco 48 (avg. 0.960)
2. MOSIN Vasily 48 (avg. 0.960)
3. WILSON Peter Robert Russell 48 (0.960)
4. SODHI Ronjan 48 (0.960)

Superb shooting by Ronjan Sodhi. He is leading after first round with a score of 48 and an avarage of 0.960.

The qualification round for double trap event has started. Ronjan Sodhi competes in the event. Top 6 will qualify for the final round.

Ronjan bagged two silvers in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. He has won the Gold in the Asian Games in the same year.

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