Seema Tomar qualified on top with a total of 70 out of 75, but lost the bronze medal shoot-off 1-2 to Fatemeh Amiri Behzadi of Iran, after the two were tied on 13, in the women’s trap event in the third Asian shotgun championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Seema shot 12 in the semifinals and missed the gold medal match by one point. She had rounds of 21, 24 and 25, and matched her best score in the international arena.

India wins silver

The Indian women’s team won the silver medal three points behind China, as Olympian Shagun Chowdhary (66) and Shreyasi Singh (64) missed crucial points. Shagun shot rounds of 22, 20 and 24 to take the ninth spotwhile Shreyasi started well but lost her way with rounds of 24, 21 and 19 to be placed 16th.

In men’s trap, reigning Asian champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Zoravar Singh Sandhu shot 49 to be in the joint lead after two rounds with two others, Srestaporn Savate of Thailand and Andrey Mogilevskiy of Kazakhstan. Mansher Singh was on 48, following rounds of 23 and 25.

Among the junior men, Gyanchand Susheel Sharan led with 49 out of 50 following rounds of 24 and 25, while Manavaditya Singh Rathore (43) and Mohammed Shees Kazmi (39) were third and ninth.

The results: Trap: Women: 1. Yu Yingping (Chn) 15 (14) 69; 2. Shahad Alhawal (Kuw) 10 (13) 67; 3. Fatemeh Amiri Behzadi (Iri) 13(2) 12 (67); 4. Seema Tomar 13(1) 12 (70); 9. Shagun Chowdhary 66; 16. Shreyasi Singh 64. Team: 1. China 203; 2. India 200; 3. DPR Korea 196.

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