Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar shot 582 to miss the final by one point in men’s rapid fire pistol in the shooting World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Vijay had shot 282 out of 300 on the first day of qualification with a series of 100, 96 and 96. On the second day, he shot 98, 96 and 96 in the 8-second, 6-second and 4-second series respectively. Christian Reitz of Germany beat China’s Zhan Jian 5-2 in a shoot-off for gold after the two had tied on 30.

In men’s 50-metre free rifle prone event, Hariom Singh shot 619.5 to be placed 33rd from among an overall field of 106, that was reduced to 52 after the elimination round.

Hariom had fared better during the elimination with a score of 621.8.

While Gagan Narang shot 619.1, after starting strongly and slipping midway, Joydeep Karmakar shot 617.2 in elimination and failed to qualify for the main match.

Lan Xing of China beat Warren Potent of Australia by 1.3 points for the gold, despite the latter finishing strongly with shots of 10.5 and 10.8, as he had already built a cushion of 2.6 points.

The results:

Men: 50m free rifle prone: 1. Lan Xing (Chn) 209.0 (625.5); 2. Warren Potent (Aus) 207.7 (626.2); 3. Marcel Buerge (Sui) 186.4 (625.5); 33. Hariom Singh 619.5; 36. Gagan Narang 619.1. MQS: Sanjeev Rajput 614.4.

25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Christian Reitz (Ger) 30(5) 587; 2. Zhang Jian (Chn) 30(2) 583; 3. Leonid Ekimov (Rus) 24 (583); 9. Vijay Kumar 582; 16. Harpreet Singh 577; 27. Pemba Tamang 573. MQS: Akshay Suhas Ashtaputre 562.


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