London Olympics 2012 shooting: Vijay Kumar progresses

Updated: Aug 02, 2012, 15:39 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Indian shooter Vijay Kumar finished at fifth position at the end of first stage of men`s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol qualification round at the London Olympics 2012.

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He finished with an average score of 9.767. Kumar has a score of 293 with 7 inner 10s in the first stage. The second stage of qualification will take place on Friday. The first six shooters in the qualification will advance to the finals.

Vijay Kumar had failed to qualify for the men`s 10m Air Pistol finals after finishing a lowly 31st on Saturday. He had won two gold medals at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal in the Asian Games the same year.