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Gagan, Sanjeev crash out of Olympics

Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput draw blank at the Beijing Olympics as they fail to qualify for the finals of the shooting competition's 50m Rifle prone event. Spl: Beijing Olympics 2008

india Updated: Aug 15, 2008 08:57 IST

Gagan Narang continued to draw a blank at the Beijing Olympics and, along with Sanjeev Rajput, failed to qualify for the finals of the shooting competition's 50m Rifle prone event in Beijing on Friday.

Gagan, who earlier disappointed by not qualifying for the 10m air rifle finals, finished a dismal 35th in today's event with a series of 98,98,99,96,99,99 to total 589 at an average of 9.817.

Sanjeev finished slightly better than Gagan at 26th. He fired a series of 97,100,99,98,99,98 to total 591 at an average of 9.850.

Ukraine's Artur Ayvazian qualified top of the heap with a sensational series of 100,100,100,100,100 and 99. Ayvazian totalled 599.

American Matthew Emmons was second on the list after firing a series of 99,100,98,100,100,100 for a total of 597.