Vivaan Kapoor missed out on a medal after 122 in qualification

Vivaan Kapoor was in superb form as he qualified for the ranking round with the second best score of 122 out of 125 in men’s trap at the Shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea on Tuesday.

Prithviraj Thondaiman scored 120 and missed out on a chance to compete in the next round as he crashed early in the eight-way tie for the last three slots in the shoot-off.

China’s Qi Ying, who made the final cut in the shoot-off after 120 in qualification, beat Italy’s Lorenzo Ferrari 29-27 to win the gold.

China’s Wu Cuikui also won the women’s trap gold, beating Australia’s Penny Smith 31-30.

In men’s air pistol, India had high hopes as three shooters Naveen, Shiv Narwal and Sagar Dangi reached the ranking round, but they eventually finished sixth in that order, fourth.

Naveen, who scored an impressive 587 runs in the qualification, lost the medal to Italy’s Paolo Monna by 0.8 points, while Serbia’s Damir Mikec won the gold.

Yuvika Tomar finished seventh in the women’s air pistol, while Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic beat Chinese Taipei’s Ai Wen Yu 16-4 to win the gold. Palak Ghulia and Ritham Sangwan shot 573 and were one point away in the ranking round.

In mixed air pistol, Palak Gulia and Shiv Narwal posted the third best score of 574 in the qualification and advanced to the second round. Another Indian pair Ritham and Naveen scored 570 and missed out on further progress by two points.

Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane scored 634.3 points in the mixed air rifle and took first place in the second stage. The leading pair of Elevenil Valarivan and Arjun Babuta finished eighth with 627.8, missing out on a berth by 0.3 points in the second stage.

India is joint third in the medal table with the Czech Republic, led by Arjun Babuta’s gold, followed by China and Serbia with two gold medals each.


10m Air Pistol: Men: 1. Damir Mike (Srb) 17 (253.3) 583; 2. Luca Tesconi (Ita) 5 (251.8) 579; 3. Paolo Monna (ITA) 251.5 (582); 4. Naveen 250.7 (587); 5. Shiva Narwal 199.7 (580); 6. Sagar Dangi 199.2 (582).

Women: 1. Zorana Arunovic (Srb) 16 (251.8) 584; 2. I When You (Tpe) 4 (252.0) 584; 3. Veronica Major (Han) 247.9 (579); 4. Anna Korakaki (Gray) 247.1 (588); 7. Yuvika Tomar 147.1 (576); 10. Palak Ghulia 573; 11. Rhythm Sangwon 573; RPO: Manu Bhakar 573; Isha Singh 570.

Stairs: Men: 1. Qi Ying (Chn) 29 (21) 120; 2. Lorenzo Ferrari (Ita) 27 (22) 121; 3. Daniele Resca (Ita) 21 (22) 121; 4. Valerio Grazini (Ita) 11 (23) 121; Vivaan Kapoor 12 (122); 13. Prithviraj Tondaiman 120; 23. Bhowneesh Mendiratta 117.

Women: 1. Wu Cuicui (Chn) 31 (21) 115; 2. Penny Smith (Aus) 30 (22) 122; 3. Lucy Charlotte Hall (GBR) 19 (20) 115; 4. Giulia Grassia (Ita) 11 (20) 119; 13. Neeru 112; 22. Preeti Rajak 102.

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