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Manavjit misfires, placed 25th in trap qualifiers

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August 05, 2012 20:54 IST
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Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu fared dismally and finished 25th out of 34 competitors on Day 1 of the qualification round of the men's trap event at the Olympic Games and has extremely slim chances of making it to Monday's finals.

At the end of three rounds, Manavjit -- in his third Olympics -- totalled 70 points out of a possible 75, with rounds of 24, 24 and 22, at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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The last two rounds, totalling 50 shots, are scheduled for Monday and even if the Indian does fire 25 in both the series, it looks unlikely that he will make the cut.

Only the top six shooters go through to the medal round.

The 35-year-old from Amritsar started off on a decent note, shooting 24 out of 25 in his first two rounds, but went off the boil in the third, logging a poor 22, which saw him slip down the ladder.

Commonwealth Games champion, Michael Diamond of Australia currently leads the field with a total of 75. He fired 25 in all three series.

As many as five shooters are tied for second place on a score of 74, while seven shooters shared the third spot with a total of 73 each.

Manavjit had won medals in the Asian and Commonwealth Games, as well as World Championships.

Results: Men's Trap qualification, Day 1

1. Michael Diamond, Australia, 75.

2. Karsten Bindrich, Germany, 74.

3. Massimo Fabbrizi, Italy, 74.

4. Anton Glasnovic, Croatia, 74.

5. Fehaid Aldeehani, Kuwait, 74.

6. Giovanni Cernogoraz, Croatia, 74.

7. Stephane Clamens, France, 73.

8. Maxim Kosarev, Russia, 73.

9. Jiri Liptak, Czech Republic, 73.

10. David Kostelecky, Czech Republic, 73.

11. Rashid Al-Athba, Qatar, 73.

12. Jesus Serrano, Spain, 73.

13. Erik Varga, Slovakia, 73.

14. Sergio Pinero, Dominican Republic, 72.

15. Edward Ling, Britain, 72.

16. Bostjan Macek, Slovenia, 72.

17. Giovanni Pellielo, Italy, 72.

18. Andreas Scherhaufer, Austria, 72.

19. Oguzhan Tuzun, Turkey, 71.

20. Alexey Alipov, Russia, 71.

21. Jean Pierre Brol Cardenas, Guatemala, 71.

22. Alberto Fernandez, Spain, 70.

23. Talal Alrashidi, Kuwait, 70.

24. Derek Burnett, Ireland, 70.

25. Manavjit Singh Sandhu, India, 70.

26. Glenn Kable, Fiji, 69.

27. Adam Vella, Australia, 69.

28. Danilo Caro Guarnieri, Colombia, 69.

29. Juan Carlos Perez, Bolivia, 68.

30. Ahmed Zaher, Egypt, 68.

31. Du Yu, China, 67.

32. Dhaher Alaryani, United Arab Emirates, 65.

33. Joan Tomas Roca, Andorra, 60.

34. Andrei Kavalenka, Belarus, 59.

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