Dismal show by Mansher

NEW DELHI, APRIL 24. Mansher Singh failed to reproduce his top form as he finished a dismal 34th in the men's trap event on Friday in the World Cup shooting now in progress at Athens, Greece.

The 38-year-old Indian, who missed the bronze medal by a whisker in the World Cup in Cairo, Egypt earlier this month, ended with a total of 106 despite shooting a perfect 25 in the fifth and last round.

But Mansher's scores in the first four rounds, where he shot 21, 19, 22 and 19, had already done the damage as he failed to make the final. Mansher had scored 119 in the preliminary round at Cairo before shooting 23 in the final for a total of 142.

Anwer Sultan emerged as the best Indian on view, in the competition held as a test event ahead of the Olympics in August, finishing 29th. He scored a total of 107 points.

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