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Dismal show by India in men's trap event at WC Shotgun

March 21, 2017 11:37 IST

Gold medallist Alberto Fernandez in action against at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun in Acapulco, Mexico on Monday

IMAGE: Gold medalist Alberto Fernandez in action against at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun in Acapulco, Mexico. Photograph: ISSF/Twitter

Spain's Trap Shooting legend and world number five Alberto Fernandez, won Gold in the Men's Trap Shooting event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun, in Acapulco. Mexico.

Alberto, who had won bronze in the first World Cup held in New Delhi earlier this month, bettered that performance by beating friend and countryman Antonio Bailon 45-42 in the finals. Aaron Heading of Great Britain won the bronze.

The Indian trio of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai and Birendeep Sodhi could not make it through to the six-man final round of the competition, failing in the qualification round.

Zoravar came closest, shooting a score of 121 out of 125 to finish 8th. He had reached the finals of the New Delhi World Cup stage by shooting 118.

Olympian Kynan Chenai shot 120 to finish 16th while Birendeep Sodhi finished with a score of 112 securing a miserable 53rd position.

India has a nine-member team participating in Acapulco. Day three of competition will see 14-year old Shapath Bharadwaj and New Delhi World Cup Silver medalist Ankur Mittal vie for honours in the Men's Double Trap event.

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