Shooting: Skeet shooters in line for medals in team events

New Delhi, February 25, 2021

Indian men and women skeet teams were in line for medals at the end of the opening day of the first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun stage, in Cairo, Egypt.

Both the Men’s and Women’s three-member teams ended the first three qualification rounds in medal winning positions, with two more qualification rounds to go before the finals.

Tokyo Olympic quota holders Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa shot scores of 70 and 67 each to end in 21st and 28th positions in the individual competition. Gurjoat Khangura, the third Indian in the fray, got ahead of them in 19th place, matching Mairaj’s score.

Their combined effort of 207 has put them in fourth spot for the moment in the Men’s Team event.

The Women’s Team ended the day in third place behind Russia and Kazakhstan. Karttiki Singh Shaktawat, Parinaaz Dhaliwal and Ganemat Shekhon combined for a score of 188.

In the individual competition, Karttiki was best placed in 27th spot with a score of 64 out of 75. Parinaaz and Ganemat were 28th and 29th, respectively, with identical scores of 62.

The team finals are scheduled for Friday.

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