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In the gold medal contest, Tomar shot 404.9 to finish ahead of Rajput (400.7) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Naamya Kapoor, surprised almost everyone, except for her near and dear ones, by winning shooting gold in the junior world championships in Peru.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian shooters finish without medal after Aishwary Tomar, Sanjeev Rajput miss out on men's 50m rifle 3P final
Tomar shot a total of 1167 with 63 inner 10s in the qualification over the stages of kneeling, prone and standing, while Rajput, appearing in his third Olympics, aggregated 1157 with 55 inner 10s.
Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 2 August.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar out to save sinking shooting campaign
India, who were expected to do well in shooting, are staring at the prospect of two straight Olympics without medals with only the men's 50m event still to go.
In part one of the qualification, from where the top eight advance to stage 2, another Indian pair of Anjum Moudgil and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar was eliminated with a ninth-place finish behind Sawant and Rajput.
Compatriot Sanjeev Rajput, however, could not make the final after ending 17th in the qualification round. He totalled 1173 (391 kneeling, 395 prone and 387 standing).
The 20-year-old New Delhi World Cup gold medallist grabbed third place in the MQS.
Tejaswini, in her first MQS outing at the championship, shot 622.7 to finish ahead of three other compatriots and six Iranians, lined up for the MQS section, where shooters compete for official scores only and not medals.
Sanjeev Rajput and Tejaswini Sawant won the gold medal in the 50m rifle 3 positions mixed team event of the ISSF World Cup.
The Indians beat Ukraine's Serhiy Kulish and Anna Ilina 31-29 in the gold medal match, using their years of experience to good effect to emerge victorious. The Indian gold count went up to 11 with their top finish.
"Current form won’t be an overriding consideration and I don’t see it being a huge factor in team selection. Don’t expect any major surprises or any extraordinary changes,” NRAI chief Raninder Singh said.
Barring those in shotgun, Indian shooters' last international appearance was the season-ending ISSF World Cup Finals in Putian, China, from where they returned with an impressive medal haul
Elavenil Valarivan, Hriday Hazarika top respective categories in 10m air rifle national selection trials
Gujarat's Elavenil shot 628.3 after the 60-shot qualification round to enter the final in fourth place. Rajasthan's Nisha Kanwar top-scored with 631.8 as she led a strong eight-woman field into the finals.
Shooters such as World Cup medallist Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala have been training at the facility for the last few days alongside shotgun marksmen like Sheeraz Sheikh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan.
Shooter Sanjeev Rajput happy to return to outdoor training after lockdown, hoping to make up for lost time
Rajput was left to do simulation shooting for weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a nationwide lockdown, including immediate suspension of all sporting activities, in March.
National Rifle Association of India hopes to resume camp in mid-August, to review situation on 15 July
National Rifle Association of India has recently released a list of 34 shooters who will be training separately for the quadrennial sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held next summer after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Games back by a year.
Vijender Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Srihari Nataraj, other stars plead for caution as discussion rages on whether competitions can resume
Some sports stars across disciplines wanted the waiting period to continue before resuming competitions, while others spoke about the loss it would cause to fitness and readiness.
Sanjeev Rajput, Shahzar Rizvi win respective events at second International Online Shooting Championship
Rajput shot 252.6 in the 24-shot final, which was introduced for Saturday's championship after the success of the inaugural event, to finish on top in the 10m air rifle event
Coronavirus Outbreak: Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Singh Panwar among elite shooters to participate in online tournament on 15 April
From India, the event has attracted big names such as Manu Bhaker, Sanjeev Rajput and Divyansh Singh Panwar, whose Tokyo Olympics dreams have been put on hold for a year after the Games' postponement last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic