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Jitu finishes 6th in 10m air pistol in ISSF World Cup

October 08, 2016 22:39 IST

Jitu Rai

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai finished sixth in the men's 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final in Bologna, Italy, on Saturday.

Jitu shot a score of 117.2 to finish sixth and be the third to be eliminated in the eight-shooter final.

Damir Mikec of Serbia clinched the gold medal with a total score of 202.9. The silver and bronze went to Wei Pang (199.7) of China and Ismail Keles (178.4) of Turkey respectively.

Two days back, Jitu had won a silver in the 50m pistol event at this very competition.

Jitu, who was touted as India's best shooting medal hope in Rio Olympics but failed to deliver, had earlier won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in the 10m air pistol event.

Image: Jitu Rai

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