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Shotgun World Cup: India's Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman fail to qualify for final of men's trap shooting event

Acapulco: Kynan Chenai and Prithviraj Tondaiman shot 123 and 121 respectively out of a possible 125 but failed to make it to the final round of the men's trap event at the Shotgun World Cup.

 Shotgun World Cup: Indias Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman fail to qualify for final of mens trap shooting event

File image of Kynan Chenai. Image credit: Official Facebook page of Kynan Chenai

Australian James Willet won gold in the event.

Kynan shot 24 in the last qualification round, which put him in a six-way shoot-off for the sixth and final qualification spot. He became the second to bow out in the shoot-off finishing 10th while teammate Prithviraj despite three rounds of a perfect 25, finished 35th.

Earlier, Australian Willet, who made the transition from Double Trap to Trap just over a year ago, shot a perfect 125 to top the 107-strong qualification field.

He was followed by four shooters with a score of 124 while Briton Nathan Hales, who claimed the final spot winning the shoot-off involving Tondaiman, was the only Shooter to qualify with a score of 123.

The two Tokyo 2020 quotas in the event however went to silver medallist Zaher Ahmed of Egypt and China's Yu Haicheng who won Bronze. James had 47 hits in the final while Zaher finished with 43 out of 50 hits and Yu's third place score was 35.

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Updated Date: Mar 20, 2019 15:37:45 IST

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