Indian shooters Manu, Om finish fourth at ISSF World Cup

Changwon, South Korea, Apr 26 (UNI) Indian Shooters Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval on Thursday finished fourth at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

This is the third fourth place finish for India at an ISSF World Cup.

Manu and Om finished off after a promising start to fourth in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event on the concluding day of the event.

The pair had earlier shot a qualification world record in the event, shooting a combined total of 778 to claim the record by a point from the German couple of Christian and Sandra Reitz, who took silver after qualifying in fifth place.

The Chinese pair of Xiaojing Ji and Jiayu Wu won gold in the event with a world record score of 487.7 in the final. Serbia’s Damir Mikec and Zorana Arunovic took bronze.

Eight Indians have so far reached seven finals at the Changwon International Shooting centre here, including in two team events. But only Shahzar Rizvi has managed a silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol.

Youngsters Akhil Sheoran and Swapnil Kusale, the other Indians in the Men’s 3P among the 76-strong qualification round line-up, shot 1172 and 1171 to finish 17th and 24th respectively.

In the Mixed Team Pistol event, the Indian pair of Heena Sidhu and Shahzar Rizvi finished 19th in qualification with a score of 762.

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