London 2012 Shooting: Shooters disappoint as Gagan Narang, Manavjit Singh Sandhu fail to qualify

Updated: 06 August 2012 17:58 IST

It was a disappointing day for the Indian shooters. While Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals, Manavjit Singh Sandhu was out of contention for the Men's Trap finals.

London 2012 Shooting: Shooters disappoint as Gagan Narang, Manavjit Singh Sandhu fail to qualify
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It was a disappointing day for the Indian shooters. While Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals, Manavjit Singh Sandhu was out of contention for the Men's Trap finals.

Narang, India's bronze winning shooter scored a total of 1164/1200 whereas Rajput scored 1161/1200 in three sets of Prone, Standing and Kneeling.
Narang got off to a good start in the first set of Prone and scored 398/400. But he failed to continue to momentum and score 377/400 in Standing. He finished with 389/400 in the last set of Kneeling.

Rajput, on the other hand, scored 395/400 in Prone, 378/400 in Standing and 388/400 in Kneeling.

This also ends Narang's campaign at the Games. He participated in two other events: the 10-metre air rifle event, where he won the bronze, and the 50-metre rifle prone.

Italy's Niccolo Campriani created an Olympic record scoring a total of 1,180 with an average of 9.833.

Here's the detailed scorecard of the Indian shooting duo:

PRONE -  Sanjeev Rajput scored 395/400 (98, 98, 99, 100) while Gagan Narang scored 398/400 (100, 99, 100, 99)

STANDING - Sanjeev Rajput scored 378/400 (96, 95, 91, 96) while gagan Narang scored  377/400 (97, 90, 96, 94)

KNEELING - Sanjeev Rajput scored 388/400 (98, 96, 97, 97) while Gagan Narang scored 389/400 (97, 97, 98, 97)

Manavjit, on the other hand, scored 119/125 and finished 15th. In the five rounds, Manavjit scored 24, 24, 22, 25, 24.

Topics : Shooting Olympics 2012 Team India
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