SPORT

Indian shooters' misery continues

BUSAN Oct. 5. India, with its shooters failing to face up to the tough opposition, went without a medal for the second consecutive day at the Changwan international range on Saturday.

The only consolation for the Indians was the fourth-place finish by the trio of Satguru Das, T.C. Palangappa and A. Subbiah in the 50m rifle prone team event, which was later described by the team coach, Sunny Thomas, as a ``a very encouraging show.''

However, none of three Indians could make it to the individual final, eventually won by Sergey Belyaev (Kazakhstan) who first closed the gap on Turkmenistan's Igor Pirekeev before prevailing over the latter in a shoot-out.

Both Palangappa and Satguru, who had an identical score of 591, were placed 11th alongwith Kuwait's Meshal Altahous and Japan's Naoki Isobe. A. Subbiah was placed 15th after a 590.

In double trap, also in the men's section, the Indians were a disaster as they failed to match their earlier scores which had raised hopes of a medal.

The results: Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Sergey Belyaev (Kaz), 700.3 points (shoot-out 10.7), 2. Igor Pirekeev (Tkm), 700.3 (10.4), 3. Yao Ye (Chn), 697.8; Team event: 1. South Korea (Kang Seung-Kyun 595, Choi Byung-Woo 594, Nam Hyung-Jin 593), 1782 — new Asian record; 2. China (Yao Ye 595, Wang Weiyi 593, Qiu Jian 592), 1780, 3. Kazakhstan (Sergey Belyaev 597, Juriy Melsitov 593, Vitaliy Dovgun 589), 1779, 4. India (Satguru Das 591, T.C. Palangappa 591, A. Subbiah 590), 1772.

Double trap: 1. Chen Shih Wei (Tpe), 187 (shoot-out 2), 2. Shih Wei Tin (Tpe), 187 (1+2), 3. Jung Yoon-Kyun (Kor), 187 (1+1);

Team: 1. South Korea (Jung Yoon-Kyun 141, Kim Byoung-Jun 139, Park Jung-Hwan 138), 418, 2. China (Hu Binyuan 139, Li Bo 139, Li Shuangchun 135), 413, 3. Chinese Taipei (Chen Shih Wei 141, Shih Wei Tin 138, Lin Chin Hsien 130), 409; 6. India (Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore 132, Moraad Ali Khan 128, Ronjan Sodhi 115), 375.

Women: Double trap: 1. Lee Sang-Hee (Kor), 145, 2. Wang Jing Lin (Chn), 144, 3. Zhang Yafei (Chn), 141;

Team: 1. China (Zhang Yafei 109, Ding Hongping 108, Wang Jing Lin 108), 325 — new Asian Record; 2. South Korea (Lee Sang-Hee 111, Son Hye-Kyoung 107, Kim Saet-Byeol 101), 319 and 3. Japan (Megumi Inoue 109, Yuk Arai 106, Miyoko Matsushima 97), 312.

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