Shooter Sanjeev Rajput settles for silver in World Cup

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput settles for silver in World Cup

Baku (Azerbaijan), June 28 (IANS) Rio-bound shooter Sanjeev Rajput settled for the silver medal in men’s 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the ISSF World Cup on Tuesday.

The two-time Olympian shot 456.9 to take the silver in the last World Cup before the Rio Games, which start on August 5.

Croatia’s Petar Gorsa clinched the gold medal with 457.5, while Hyeonjun Kim of Korea bagged the bronze after shooting 445.5.

The 35-year-old Indian finished seventh in the qualification with a score of 1167 in kneeling, prone and standing positions.

London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang was 23rd with 1161 while Chain Singh found himself on a disappointing 32nd with a total of 1159.

Earlier, Jitu Rai bagged the silver in 10m Air Pistol event as India summed up its campaign at the World Cup with two silvers.

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