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Tomar, Rajput add to India shooters' no show at Games

August 02, 2021 13:19 IST
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Sanjeev Rajput

IMAGE: India's Sanjeev Rajput, appearing in his third Olympics, placed 32nd, aggregating 1157 with 55 inner 10s in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting at the Olympics on Monday. Photograph: Albert Perez/Getty Images

India’s shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the final of the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

 

Tomar finished 21st in qualification while Rajput was placed 32nd, at the Asaka Shooting Range.

Their exits will see the Indian shooting team return without a medal for the second straight time at the Olympics.

Only the top 8 athletes qualify for the final.

Tomar shot a total of 1167 with 63 inner 10s in the qualification round over the stages of kneeling, prone and standing, while Rajput, appearing in his third Olympics, aggregated 1157 with 55 inner 10s.

The cut was made at 1176.

With this, India’s shooters failed to win a medal for a second successive Olympics.

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