Rio Olympics 2016, 10m Air Pistol Finals Highlights: Jitu Rai knocked out early
Hoang Xuan Vinh of Vietnam edges Felipe Almeida of Brazil to clinch the GOLD!
Jitu Rai's next and last hope is the 50m Air Pistol event.
Oh dear! Jitu Rai is eliminated. He is the first shooter to be eliminated with a score of 78.7 and 8th position.
Not getting better for Jitu Rai. He shoots a total of 30 in 2nd series of 3 shots. Still placed at the bottom.
That's it. Jitu's not winning a medal, no chance. Very poor start— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) August 6, 2016
Jitu Rai has a poor start. He is at the bottom of the table with 28.9 after three shots at stage 1.
And we are underway!
Format of Final. 2 series of 3 shots each. After eighth shot lowest ranked shooter eliminated. Every two shots elimination till last two— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 6, 2016
Jitu scored 580, including 22 10s, after posting rounds of 96, 96, 98, 96, 96, 98. However, another Indian shooter in the fray, Gurpreet Singh, finished 20th to miss the finals berth with a score of 576. Chinese Pang Wei topped the qualifying stage with a score of 590 with 27 10s, while South Korean Jin Jongoh finished second with a score of 584 with 24 10s. Slovakian Juraj Tuzinsky claimed the third spot with a score of 582 with 23 10s.
Indian shooter Jitu Rai entered the finals of the 10 metre Air Pistol event after finishing sixth in the qualifying stage.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of 10m Air Pistol Men's final event.
Preview: Leading medal hope in shooting, army's Jitu Rai, qualified for the men's 10m air pistol by finishing sixth out of 46 competitors in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
The other Indian in the fray Gurpreet Singh crashed out finishing 20th with a score of 576.
Jitu fired his way to 580 points with sequence of 96 in the first two series followed by 98, 96, 96 and 98. He shot 22 X.
Italian Guiseppe Giardano shot the same but had 24 X which gave him the fifth position.
China's Pang Wei returned 590, six better than the second placed Jin Jongoh of Korea. The top eight qualified for the finals to be held later on Saturday night at midnight IST.
Published Date: Aug 06, 2016 11:58 pm | Updated Date: Aug 07, 2016 01:05 am