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Narang makes final, others disappoint

MUNICH: Gagan Narang was the lone bright spot in India's dismal performance at the ISSF World Cup shooting tournament in Munich that ended on Sunday.

Narang shot two 100s and four 99s to seize a place in the final of the 10m air rifle men's event before finishing last in the eight-man final. In the final, Narang shot a series of 10.1, 9.4, 9.4, 10.2, 9.9, 10.0, 10.0, 10.2, 10.5 and 9.9 for a total of 99.6.

American Ryan Tanoue won the gold medal with a total of 699.5 followed by Romanian Alin Georhe Moldoveanu and Korean Young Sueb Lim.

Among the other Indian marksmen, none even made it to the top ten. Samresh Jung, in the 50m pistol, and Sushama Rana, in the 25m pistol, finished at 15th position. The contingent now leaves for Milan (June 13-20) for the next World Cup.

The results:

Men:

50m pistol:

1. Lin Zhongzai (Chn) (570, 96.8) 666.8; 2. Alexander Danilov (Isr) (656, 100.8) 665.8; 3. Mikhail Nestruev (Rus) (567, 98.2) 665.2;... 15. Samresh Jung (Ind) 558... 61. Vivek Singh (Ind) 540.

25m rapid fire pistol:

1. Sergei Alifirenko (Rus) (583, 200.0) 783.0; 2. Sergei Poliakov (Rus) (581, 200.7) 781.7; 3. Dongming Yang (Chn) (585, 196.1) 781.2;... Pemba Tamang (Ind) 567... Jaspal Rana (Ind) 563.

10m air pistol: 1. Zongliang Tan (Chn) (591, 99.3) 690.3; 2. Vladimir Gontcharov (Rus) (588, 99.8) 687.8; 3. Vladimir Isakov (Rus) (586, 99.6) 685.6;... 67. Samresh Jung 570... 89. Ronak Pandit (Ind) 563... 89. Vijay Kumar (Ind) 560.

10m air rifle: 1. Ryan Tanoue (USA) (597, 102.5) 699.5; 2. Alin George Moldoveanu (Rom) (597, 102.4) 699.4; 3. Young Sueb Lim (Kor) (597, 101.5) 698.5;... 8. Gagan Narang (Ind) (596, 99.6) 695.6... 48. Manoj Kumar Hlyan (Ind) 590.

Women:

25m pistol: 1. Jasna Sekaric (Scg) (586, 203.7) 789.7; Munkhbayar Dorjsuren (Ger) (584, 204.1) 788.1; 3. Ying Cao (Chn) (580, 207.2) 787.2;... 15. Sushma Rana (Ind) 578... 42. Saroja Kumari Juthu (Ind) 569... 52. Shweta Chaudhary (Ind) 563.

50m rifle 3-position: 1. Barbara Lechner (Ger) (592, 100.1) 692.1; 2. Tatiana Goldobina (Rus) (589, 102.4) 691.4; 3. Sonja Pfeilschifter (Ger) (590, 99.9) 689.9;... 46. Deepali Deshpande (Ind) 571... Meena Kumari (Ind) 560.

10m air rifle: 1. Liuxi Wu (Chn) (400, 103.0) 503.0; 2. Pavla Habartova (Cze) (398, 102.4) 500.4; 3. Natallia Kalnysh (Ukr) (397, 102.1) 499.1;... 21. Deepali Deshpande 396... 57. Pournima Zanane (Ind) 392... 84. Meena Kumari 389.

10m air pistol: 1. Nam Suk Park (Kor) (386, 100.6) 486.6; 2. Jasna Sekaric (Scg) (389, 97.2) 486.2; 3.Nino Salukvadze (Geo) (389, 96.3) 485.3;... 32. Harven Srao (Ind) 379... 51. Shweta Chaudhary 376... 84. Saroja Kumari 361.

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