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Shirur wins bronze in Munich

January 28, 2007 19:29 IST

World record holder Suma Shirur, on Sunday won bronze in the women's 10m air rifle event at the international Air Gun Competition in Munich, Germany.

Suma shot a score of 500.9 with 398 (99, 100, 99, 100) in the qualifications and 102.9 in the finals.

Anjali Bhagwat and Tejaswani Sawant finished 19th and 30th respectively. Anjali scored 396 (99, 99, 99, 99) and Tejaswini 394 (97, 98, 99, 100).

Another Indian in fray, Avneet Kaur Sidhu, finished 58th with a score of 392 (98, 99, 97, 98).

Sonja Pfeilschifter of Bayern won the gold medal with a tally of 501.7 (398+103.7) while Eva Joo of Hungary won the silver with a score of 501.3 (398+103.3).

In the men's event on Saturday, top shooter Gagan Narang won the silver medal in the 10m air rifle event.

Narang shot 596 in the qualifications and a final round of 104.2 to aggregate 700.2.

Their was a shoot off for the silver medal between the Indian and Matthew Emmons of USA, who also shot 700.2 (597+103.2). Narang shot 10.1 as compared to 10.0 by Emmons who had to finally settle for the bronze medal.

Narang, who fired three perfect rounds of 100 in the qualifying rounds, was just a whisker away from gold winner Zoltan Balaz of Slovakia, who scored of 701.1 (597+104.1).

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