Shooters Narang, Chain fail to qualify in 50m rifle event

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to qualify for the final round of the men’s 50 metre Rifle event at the Rio Olympics here on Sunday.

Chain Singh secured the 23rd position among 44 competitors, with a combined score of 1169 including 52 inner 10s at the Olympic Shooting Centre – 50 metre range.

Narang fared more poorly, managing only the 33rd spot, with an overall score of 1162, including 50 inner 10s.

Only the first eight shooters qualified for the final round.

Russian Sergey Kamenskiy set a new Olympic record to secure the top qualifying spot, with a score of 1184, including 67 inner 10s.

German Daniel Brodmeier was second with 1177, including 57 inner 10s, while Norway’s Ole Kristian Bryhn was third with a score of 1177 with 56 inner 10s.



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