Rathore fails to qualify in finals of Asian Clay shooting

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Jaipur, Feb 25 (UNI) Athens Olympic silver Medalist Rajyavardan Singh Rathore failed to qualify for the Asian Clay Shooting Championship's in double-trap men section category at Jagatpura Shooting range here today.

Rathore, who is preparing for Beijing Olympics could not qualify in the final and finished ninth while last silver medallist Ronjan Sodhi also failed to secure his place in the final and remained seventh.

''This is very dismal performance of RVS Rathore and other shooter of the country'', Rajasthan Shooting Association president and organising committee member Sushil Choudhary said after Indian shooters got out from the final.

RVS Rathore said ''I have my techniques because I have six months and wanted to do experiment here''.

Saif Al Shamsy emerged the champion of the event with a score of 183 out of 200. He got 45 target in 50 in the final.

Mashfi Al-Mutairi of Kuwait won silver medal with 176 points out of 200 and he shot 43 target out of 50, while Rashed Al Athba of Qatar won bronze medal. He shots 44 and made 175 score of 200.

Mariya Dmitrmenko of Kazakhstan won the women double-trap title. She shots 28, 23, 30 shot and made a total score of 81 while Noora Al Ali of Qatar and Anastassiya Davydova of Kazakstan won the silver and bronze medal respectively with 80 and 76 shots.

Indian trap men team secured bronze medal in team event.

Kuwait and Qatar won gold and silver medal respectively while Indian women won silver medal in this event. Kazakhstan and Qatar triumphed gold and bronze medal respectively.

Saif Al Shamsi of UAE, Rashed Al Manee of Kumwait and Vikram Bhatnagar of India won gold, silver and bronze medal respectively in the double trap Grand Prix championship respectively. Kuwait gold, Italy silver, Iran bronze and India finished fourth place in the team event grand prix while Kazakhstan and India won gold and silver medal in women section respectively.

Maria Dmitrmenko of Kazakhstan won the gold medal in women double trap grand prix tournament while Anastassiya Davydova and Yelena Struchayeva both from Kazakhstan finished silver and bronze medal respectively.

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