Trap team wins Asiad bronze, Manavjit misses medal in shoot-off

Friday, November 19, 2010

GUANGZHOU - The Indian men’s trap team won a bronze while Manavjit Singh Sandhu missed an individual medal in a shoot-off at the Asian Games here Friday.

The trio of Manavjit (119), Mansher Singh (113) and Zorawar Singh Sandhu (109) won the bronze with a total score of 341 at the Aoti Shooting Range.

The gold went to the IOC Kuwait team comprising Khaled Almudhaf (120), Naser Meqlad (118) and Abdulrahman Alfaihan (114) with a total score of 352 points. Lebanon’s, Joe Salem (121), Abdo AL Yazgie (115) and Joseph Ishaya Hanna (115) won the team silver (351).

Manavjit, the 2006 world champion, was the only Indian to qualify for the final and missed the bronze in a shoot-off after he was tied for the third spot with Salem and AL Yazgie, having shot 136 points. Salem won the bronze with a score of two while Manavjit failed to score in the shoot-off.

The gold went to IOC Kuwait’s Naser (138) while his compatriot Khaled got the silver with 137 points.

In women’s trap, India missed the team bronze by a point. The trio of Shagun Chowdhary (64), Seema Tomar (61) and Shreyasi Singh (56) finished fourth with a score of 181 points. South Koreans Bona Lee (66), Geeeun Kang (59) and Soyeon Eom (57) won the bronze with 182 points.

Hosts China - Liu Yingzi (68), Gao E (66), Tian Xia (66) - won the gold with 200 points. North Korean trio of Gyong Chae Hye (68), Yong Hui Pak (63), Soli Yang (60) got the silver with 191 points.

Indian shooters failed to qualify for the individual round, where Japanese Yuki Nayakama won the gold with 89 points. China’s Gao and Liu won the silver and bronze with scores of 85 and 84.

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