Jitu Rai misses out on 10m air pistol medal at ISSF World Cup

Jitu, who shot 580 to qualify for the eight man final in seventh position, was eliminated in fifth, after 14th shot.

Jitu Rai misses out on 10m air pistol medal at ISSF World Cup

New Delhi: Jitu Rai could not continue his run at the gold medal tally after missing out on a 10m air pistol medal in the ISSF World Cup. The shooter had earlier struck gold in the 50m air pistol event.

Jitu, who shot 580 to qualify for the eight man final in seventh position, was eliminated in fifth, after 14th shot.

Meanwhile, the gold medal was won by Brazil's Felipe Almeida Wu, who shot 201.9 in the finals to beat Wil Brown of the USA, who shot 201.4. Vietnam's Xuan Vinh Hoang clinched the bronze with a final round score of 180.1.

In the other Indian round-up, the shooters had a disappointing campaign. Prakash Nanjappa shot a qualifying round score of 572 to end 21st in the event while Gurpreet Singh shot 569 to grab the 29th.

In the Men's 50M Rifle Prone event, India's Gagan Narang shot 617.1 in qualifying to be placed 13th in the final standings while Chain Singh shot 616.4 to be 19th.

Sanjeev Rajput shot a score of 608 and ended in 49th place in the competition.

(With PTI inputs)

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