National champion Sanjeev Rajput shot 1160 to take the 26th spot in the men’s free rifle 3-position event, but India had the honour of finishing fifth in the medals table, in the shooting World Cup at Maribor, Slovenia, on Friday.
Rajput shot 386 in kneeling, 394 in prone and 380 in standing, 16 points short of his national record 1176, and missed the final by 10 points.
Gagan Narang was in awful form, finished second from last among 52 shooters with a score of 1141. It was his third lowest total in an international competition in the event.
India was fifth out of 14 countries that won at least one medal, in an overall field of 59 countries, thanks to a gold and silver by Jitu Rai and a bronze by Ayonika Paul.
China (7) and Germany (4) finished in that order with three gold medals.
Men: 50m free rifle 3-position: 1. Sergey Kamenskiy (Rus) 459.7 (1174); 2. Cao Yifei (Chn) 459.5 (1179); 3. Daniel Brodmeier (Ger) 449.0 (1176); 26. Sanjeev Rajput 1160; 35. Chain Singh 1157; 51. Gagan Narang 1141.
Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Zorana Arunovic (Srb) 202.4 (384); 2. Ekaterina Korhunova (Rus) 200.7 (387); 3. Antoaneta Boneva (Bul) 175.7 (384); 15. Malaika Goel 381; 20. Shweta Chaudhary 380; 36. Heena Sidhu 376. MQS: Anisa Sayyed 380; Annu Raj Singh 375.
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