Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooters flutter again, fail to qualify for finals in 10m mixed air pistol and rifle
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been a horror show for Indian shooters. On Tuesday, the qualifications for the 10m mixed air pistol event was held, with the Indians failing to qualify for the finals once again.
The horror show for the Indian shooters continued on Tuesday as they fluttered again in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. During the qualification round for the 10m mixed air pistol, the Indians failed to develop adequate performance, thus failing to qualify.
The pair of Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker was off to a decent start in the opening round, finishing seventh with a score of 582. However, they completely misfired in the following round, scoring 380.
While Bhaker shot 92 in the first and second series of the second round, Chaudhary scored 96 and 98, respectively, as the pair lurked at the bottom following the first series. The other team of Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished seventh in Qualification 1, shooting 564 across six series. The top eight teams from Qualification 1 qualify for the second round, whereas the top-four in the latter makes it to the finals.
Moreover, the pair of Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar also crashed out in the qualifiers of the mixed team event of the 10m air rifle. The duo managed to finish 12th, shooting 626.5 across the three series while initially drooping at the bottom of the pile. Also, another pair of Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar finished 18th after aggregating 623.8.
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