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Tamang, Vijay Kumar fail to make mark in World Cup shooting

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New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) Ace marksman Pemba Tamang could not reproduce his Commonwealth Games form and finished a poor 28th while compatriot Vijay Kumar stood 37th in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the World Cup Munich, Germany.

Pemba shot 287 (96,94,97) in stage one and 285 (95,98,92) in stage two to aggregate 572 and finished 28th.

Vijay Kumar finished 37th with a score of 568. His shot 279 (97,97,85) in stage one and 289 (98,96,95) in stage two.

The Indian duo had won the gold medal in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) event at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. In the individual event, Vijay won Gold while Pemba had grabbed the Silver in Melbourne.

Ramkishan Yadav finished a dissapointing 60th after a score of 552 -- 271 (95,84,92) in stage one and 281 (95,96,90) in stage two.

The Gold in this event was won by three times Olympic champion Ralf Schumann of Germany, who set a new World Record of 786.4 (589+197.4). The German marksman had won Gold and Olympic quota place at this year's first World Cup at Guangzhou, China.

The Silver was won by Roman Bondaruk of Ukrain with 780.9 (582 +198.9) while Zhongsheng Liu of China won the Bronze with 779.8 (583+196.8).

Meanwhile, in men's Free Rifle Prone event, Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist Sanjeev Rajput finished 44th.

He shot a score of 591 with a series of 97,100,99,99,100 and 96. Fellow Indian Imran Hassan Khan shot 582 (95,96,98,98,98,97) which was not good enough to qualify to the next round.

Menwhile, shooting in the Minimum Qualification Score section of the men's 50m Rifle Prone event, ace shooter Gagan Narang shot a poor 582 (97,99,95,97,97,97), according to information received here today.

Gagan had earlier finished fourth in his favourite event, the 10m Air Rifle.

The Gold medal and the Olympic Quota was won by Peter Sidi of Hungary with a score of 702.8 (598+104.8), while the Silver was won by Guy Starik of Israel with 701.5 (598+103.5). Artem Khadjibekov of Russia won the Bronze with 700.4 (596 +104.4).

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