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Amit Sanghi 19th in World Cup Shooting

August 15, 2005 22:47 IST

India's Amit Sanghi finished 19th in men's skeet event in the ISSF World Cup shooting in Americana, Brazil.

Sanghi, who finished 18th in the Belgrade World Cup last month, scored a total of 119/125 points. The Hyderabad based shooter returned scores of 23, 23, 24, 24 and 25 in the five rounds.

The other Indians in the fray Allan Daniel Peoples ended 33rd with a total of 117 points (23, 22, 25, 24 and 23) while Congress' Lok Sabha MP Naveen Jindal came 44th with a total of 110 points (20, 23, 23, 22, 22).

The gold medal went to 16-year-old Vincent Hancock of the USA, who equaled the world record with a total of 149 (124 + 25). George Achilleos of Cyprus got the silver with 148 points (123 + 25) pipping Andrea Benelli of Italy in tie-shoot.

The event brought the curtains down on the World Cup Shotgun season of 2005. Shooters who qualified for the World Cup Final will meet in November at Dubai, UAE.

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