New Delhi, Feb 25: Even after clinching two golds at the season's first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, all three Indian shooters on Monday failed to make into men’s 10 m air rifle final, here at the Karni Singh Shooting Range. Divyansh Panwar and Ravi Kumar finished at 12th and 14th position with scores of 627.2 and 627, respectively.
While Deepak Kumar could shot 624.3 to finish at 34th in the event. Panwar was well in contention for the gold as he was in eighth position till the final two series and was out of the final’s race once he fell behind in the penultimate series.
On the other hand, Ravi was also doing well till the last series in which he failed to score well to bag the top honour. While Deepak Kumar also had a bad in the office as he could score 624.3, finishing 34th.
In the final, last player's score was 628.4 among eight players. Russia's Sergey Kamensky bagged the top honour in the event with 249.4 score, while Yukun Liu and Zicheng Hui won silverv and bronze, respectively.
Now, the Indian shooters will have to wait for the next World Cup to get Olympics quota in this event, which is scheduled to happen in Beijing later this year.
Earlier, Apurvi Chandela won gold medal in in women’s 10m air rifle event while on day two Saurabh Chaudhary won gold and Olympics quota in the men’s 10m air pistol event.