Disappointing day for shooters in Munich

Published on Jan 28, 2006 05:04 PM IST

Tejaswini Sawant just missed the bronze in the women's air rifle event at the Munich AirGun championships.

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Asian Championships gold medal winner Tejaswini Sawant just missed the bronze as she finished fourth in the women's air rifle event on a disappointing second day for Indian shooters when none of them could claim the top honours at the Munich AirGun championships in Germany.

Tejaswini scored a total of 500.2 (398+102.2) in the event held on Friday while senior shooter Suma Shirur and young talent Avneet Kuar Sidhu failed to make the cut with their scores of 393 and 391, respectively to be way behind the finallists.

Harveen Srao, who won the junior women Air Pistol gold on the opening day, finished fifth in the second match of the category.

Harveen, the only Indian candiadate to reach the finals, fired a total of 477.7 (378+99.7).

She shot a series of 91, 94, 95, 98 in the qualification.

Shweta Chowdhary, the silver medal winner behind Harveen in the first round, could not qualify for the finals after she shot 371 (95,92,92,92), on Friday.

Soudaminee Gavankar scored 391 to finish a lowly 24th in the air rifle junior women's event. She began well with a round of 99 but her scores deteriorated in the subsequent rounds as she slipped to 98, 98 and 96.

In the men's Air Pistol, Samresh Jung's score of 576 placed him on a lowly 29th while Jaspal Rana (569), Satendra Kumar (568) and Vivek (567) finished behind him.

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