India Sports
Indian shooters miss Olympic berths by a whisker
Apr 4, 2007 - 6:14:52 PM

New Delhi, April 4 - Indian shooters Harveen Srao and Amanpreet Singh have missed berths for the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a poor show in the World Cup at Fort Benning in the US.

Harveen shot a total of 478.3 points and finished eighth in the final round of the women's air-pistol event Tuesday. In the qualification rounds, she was sixth but couldn't repeat the same performance in the final round and narrowly lost the Olympic quota.

In the men's 10 metres air pistol event, Amanpreet finished 11th with a score of 578 and lost the berth to a shooter who just had a better last series.

In the women's air-pistol event, another Indian Shweta Chowdhary finished 13th with a score of 381 points.

Czech Lenka Maruskova won the gold in this event with a score of 483.1 while the silver went to Chinese Jie Ren with a score of 483 points. Viktoria of Belarus won the bronze with a score of 482.7.

In the men's air-pistol event, Samaresh Jung finished 20th with a score 576 while Vivek Singh finished 47th with a score of 566.

Vladimir Isakov of Russia won the gold with a score of 685.7 and Wojciech Knapik of Poland won the silver with 680.7 points. -. Vladimir Gontcharov of Russia won the bronze with a score of 680.2.

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