Rio Olympics: Indian shooters Mairaj Ahmad, Gurpreet Singh fail to qualify for finals

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13: Indian shooters' dismal run in the Rio Olympics continued as Gurpreet Singh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan failed to progress to the finals of their respective events here today (August 13).

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Gurpreet failed to make the final of men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol after finishing seventh in the qualification round, while Mairaj ended ninth after losing in a shoot-off in the Men's Skeet event.

India's shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan competes during the Skeet Men's qualifying round at Rio Olympics

As a rule, the top six are entitled to advance to the finals in both the events. Gurpreet, who was placed 10th at the end of first qualifying phase with 289 points, collected a total of 292 points for a total of 581, including 24x, to miss the finals by a whisker.

His one bad round of 90 yesterday cost him a place in the final of the event. After Mairaj was tied with tied with four other shooters, the last two semifinals sports were shoot-off where the Indian, who was 10th overnight, dropped to ninth with a +3.


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