Off-form Narang disappoints at shooting World Cup

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Munich, May 18 (UNI) An off-colour Gagan Narang put up a disappointing performance to finish eighth in the men's 10m air rifle event at the shooting World Cup here today.

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist shot a poor score of 100.2 which ruled him out of contention for a medal.

He had earlier shot a score of 596 to qualify for the finals at the seventh spot.

Among the other Indians in the fray, PT Raghunath fired a 595 to finish 16th while ace shooter Abhinav Bindra shot 594 to occupy the 20th position.

George Moldoveanu of Romania shot an impressive 702 to grab the gold.

India faced disappointment in the womens' section also as Anjali Bhagwat put up a score of 395 to finish 23rd In the women's air rifle event.

Suma Shirur and Avneet Sidhu finished 60th and 64th respectively.

Germany's Sonja Pfeilschifter had a score of 503.4 to win the gold medal.


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