Rio Olympics 2016: Shooter Jitu Rai enters 10m Air Pistol finals, Gurpreet Singh bows out

Indian shooter Jitu Rai entered the finals of the 10 metre Air Pistol event after finishing sixth in the qualifying stage of the Rio Olympics.

IANS August 06, 2016 23:47:12 IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Shooter Jitu Rai enters 10m Air Pistol finals, Gurpreet Singh bows out

Rio de Janeiro: Indian shooter Jitu Rai entered the finals of the 10 metre Air Pistol event after finishing sixth in the qualifying stage of the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Jitu scored 580, including 22 10s, after posting rounds of 96, 96, 98, 96, 96, 98.

Rio Olympics 2016 Shooter Jitu Rai enters 10m Air Pistol finals Gurpreet Singh bows out

File picture of Jitu Rai. Twitter

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.

The finals will take place later in the day.

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