London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang shot 621.5 and missed the final by 0.7 point and finished 13th in men’s air rifle in the shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, USA, on Monday.

Narang was at his best in the fifth and sixth series when he shot 106.0 and 104.6 respectively, but he had conceded much ground in the first four rounds when he had shot 103.5, 101.8, 103.4 and 102.2.

Chain Singh shot 619.4 following a consistent series of 104.1, 103.5, 103.2, 102.1, 103.3 and 103.2 to be placed 20th in a field of 47.

Sanjeev Rajput was 36th with a total of 612.0.

Former World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra was missing from the line-up as he was caught up with a back problem apart from the demands of representing the athletes in the IOC meeting to be held in Lausanne on May 15.

Bindra had opted to skip the second World Cup of the season after having shot 619.9 and placed 15th in the first World Cup in Korea.

He will be competing at his favourite venue Munich in the third World Cup for rifle and pistol later this month.

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