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Shooter Jitu Rai will hope to make amends in pet event today

olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 10, 2016 14:24 IST
HT Correspondent
Rio Olympics

Jitu Rai, one of India’s medal hope from the shooting range, got a rude awakening when he finished eighth in the final of the 10m air pistol event. The 28-year-old Army man will feature in the 50m pistol event on Wednesday, which is his pet event where he has won gold medals in multi-sports competitions before.

Rai had a slow start in the 10m event and shot 580, a poor score by his standard, to be ranked sixth in qualification round. He continued to struggle in the final.

Rai would be looking to be sharp of the blocks on Wednesday and make it into the final, carrying forward the momentum.

Jitu on the podium after winning the men's 50m pistol final of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Getty Images)

The Olympic debutant, had won at the Asian Games gold (Incheon 2014) as well as the Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014) in the 50 m event.

IOC President Thomas Bach presented Jitu Rai the gold medal after he won the 50 metre pistol event in Incheon. (Getty Images)