Shooting WC: Jitu and Prakash advance, Heena disqualified

Munich, May 21 (IANS) Jitu Rai and Prakash Nanjappa finished fourth and 13th respectively to advance to the qualification round of the men’s 50 metres Pistol event while Heena Sidhu was disqualified from the women’s 25m Pistol event in the Shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here on Saturday.

Jitu shot a subdued 562 to finish fourth while Prakash made it through shooting 555 in his elimination relay to finish 13th. The other Indian in the event Omkar Singh, also made it through shooting a score of 547 at Munich’s Olympic Shooting Range.

In the day’s other events, 2008 Olympic Champion Abhinav Bindra finished 15th in the 10m Air Rifle event with a score of 626.2.

Bindra has been shooting consistent scores over the last few World Cups but those have not been enough for him to make the final rounds. Chain Singh shot 622.8 in the qualification round of the same event to end in 41st position.

In the women’s 25m Pistol, Anisa Sayyed will go into the rapid fire round on Sunday in 12th place after having shot 291 in the precision round. Pushpanjali Rana is lying 61st in the event with a 282.

Heena was disqualified in the event due to an equipment problem.

In the women’s 10m Air Rifle, Pooja Ghatkar shot 417.4 to end up 13th while Ayonika Paul shot 417.2 in the event to finish 16th.

Apurvi Chandela ended in the 67th position with a score of 412.1.

–IANS

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