Kumar finishes eighth in WC Final

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Oct 2017 09:58:32


 

NEW DELHI,

RAVI Kumar finished at the bottom of the heap in a high-scoring 10m air rifle final as hosts India’s medal count remained static at one gold in the ISSF World Cup Finals here on Wednesday.
Competing in maiden World Cup Final, Kumar shot 123.4 in the eighth-man event before becoming the first to be eliminated in the third series on the second day of the competition.


On day one, Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to give India the gold medal in 10m mixed air pistol event at the prestigious annual event of the International Shooting Sport Federation, being organised at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges.


With 623.9, Kumar managed a fifth-place finish in the qualification. The 2014 Incheon Asian Games team bronze medallist started the final with a 10.5 and followed that up with a 10.3. A 10.2 in the third shot of the first series kept him in fray, but a very low 9.2 in the following shot pulled him to the last place, from where he could never stage a fightback.