Asian Games: India Miss Out on Bronze in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Updated: 27 September 2014 10:17 IST

The Indian team spearheaded by London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang fell short by just one point to finish behind Japan, who bagged the bronze.

Asian Games: India Miss Out on Bronze in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
File Photo: Sanjeev Rajput (right) and Gagan Narang celebrate their silver and bronze medals at Commonwealth Games 2014. © PTI

Incheon:

India narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions men's team finals on Saturday after the trio of Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput finished fourth in the shooting event of the Asian Games here. (Day 8 Updates)

The Indian team spearheaded by London Olympics bronze medallist Narang fell short by just one point to finish behind Japan, who bagged the bronze.

India scored 1153 in kneeling, 1185 in prone and 1142 in standing for a total of 3480. While Japan did better in kneeling with 1167 points, they were behind India in both prone and standing events with 1177 and 1137 points, respectively. But at the end, the Japanese men could prevail over the Indians on the basis of their total score of 3481.

China won the gold with 3502 points, while Korea bagged the silver with 3484.

Meanwhile, in a shocking exit, Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang failed to make the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals after finishing 12th and 15th, respectively in the qualification round.

India's Chain Singh, however, made the cut by finishing seventh in the qualifications with a total of 1164 points.

Top eight shooters in the qualification round make it to the finals of the event.

Narang could earn just 1157 points, while Rajput managed to garner 1159 to bow out of the competition.

Topics : Asian Games 2014 Shooting
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