Rio 2016: Manavjit, Chenai fail to qualify for Men's trap semifinals

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: Trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai could hardly improve on their opening day performance and failed to qualify for the Olympics men's trap semifinals, signing off at 16th and 19th respectively on the second and final day of qualification here on Monday.

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While Manavjit shot 23, 23, 22, 25, 22 to total 115, Chenai ended with 22, 23, 22 24, 23 for a total of 114 to end their campaign in this event on a disappointing note.

Rio 2016: Manavjit, Chenai fail to qualify for Men's trap semifinals

Only the top six from the two-day qualifiers made the cut for the semis. It was particularly disappointing for Manavjit, who had pulled himself into contention by being 8th at one stage with a perfect 25 in the fourth round.

However, he could not sustain the form and ended with a 22 in the final round to finish at a disappointing 16th.

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Chenai, on the other hand, could never rise from yesterday's 19th.

Italian Giovanni Pellielo topped the two-day qualifications with a score of 122, followed by Brit Edward Ling (120). Croat Josip Glasnovic (120) ended third.

PTI

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