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India's shooting campaign comes to a halt after Narang, Chain fail to progress

Source: PTI
August 14, 2016 22:57 IST
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India's Chain Singh competes

Rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to progress to the finals of the men's rifle 3-position to crash out of the competition and end India's shooting campaign at the Rio Olympic Games on Sunday.

Narang, a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Games in men's 10m air rifle event, ended up in the 33rd spot out of 44 shooters with a three-phase tally of 1162 while Chain Singh finished in the 23rd position accumulating 1169 points.

Chain, who looked very much in the running for a slot in the finals after the first two phases, shot 391 out of 400 in kneeling, a superb 398 with three perfect 100s in prone and 380 in standing to get knocked out of the competition.

Narang, on the other hand, never looked in contention and fired 383, 395 and 384 in the three stages of the competition.

The experienced shooter from Hyderabad, who runs an academy now, thus ended his Olympic campaign by drawing a blank in all three events he took part in - 10m air rifle, rifle prone and in 3-position.

Image: India's Chain Singh competes in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Qualification

Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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