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Manavjit, Chenai fail to qualify for Trap semi-finals

August 08, 2016 21:20 IST

Manavjit SinghTrap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai were unable to improve upon their opening day’s performance and failed to qualify for the men's trap semi-finals at the Rio Olympics on Monday.

They signed off at 16th and 19th respectively on the second and final day of qualification.

While Manavjit had scores of 23, 23, 22, 25, 22 for a total of 115, Chenai ended up with 22, 23, 22 24, 23 for a total of 114.

Only the top six from the two-day qualifiers made the cut for the semi-finals.

It was particularly disappointing for Manavjit, who had pulled himself into contention by being placed 8th at one stage with a perfect 25 in the fourth round.

However, he could not sustain the form and ended with a 22 in the final round to finish at a disappointing 16th.

Chenai, on the other hand, could never rise from Sunday’s 19th.

Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo topped the two-day qualifications with a score of 122, followed by Brit Edward Ling (120).

Croat Josip Glasnovic (120) was third.

IMAGE: Manavjit Singh Sandhu in action during his routine in the men's Trap semi-finals at the Rio Olympics.

Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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