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Jung goes haywire again, finishes 51st in Milan World Cup

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 5 (UNI) Samresh Jung fell prey to the jinx again and the woefully out-of-form marksman finished a distant 51st in the men's 50m Free Pistol event at the World Cup in Milan.

Adjudged Best Athlete of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Jung has experienced a horrendous run since then and in Milan the bespectacled CISF Inspector had finished a poor 43rd in the 10m pistol event.

His campaign in the 50m Free Pistol event proved even worse with a score of 545 after a series of 92,90,91,92,89 and 91.

Viraj Kawan finished 58th with a score of 541 (90,94,89,90,89,89), whlie Satendra Kumar shot 536 (90,92,87,88,88,91) but could not qualify for the elimination round.

In the Minimum Qualification Score section, Ronak Pandit shot a score of 543 (88,90,94,94,89,88) while Vivek Singh shot 533 (87,89,91,89,88,89).

The Gold in this event went to Xu Kun of China with a score of 660.5 (570+90.5), while the Silver and the Olympic quota place was won by Pavol Kopp from Slovakia. Thai marksman Jakkrit Panichpatikum won the Bronze with a score of 658.4 (565+93.4).

Meanwhile, in the men's 50m Free Rifle Prone event, Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist Sanjeev Rajput finished a poor 49th.

The Indian shooter shot 578 with a series of 98,93,96,98,96 and 97, according to information received here today.

The Gold in this event was won by Athens Olympic Bronze medallist Sergei Martymov of Belarus with a score of 698.4 (595+103.4), while the Silver and the Olympic quota place went to Russian Viatcheslav Botchkarev who shot 697.9(596+101.9). Mario Knoegler of Austria won the Bronze with a score of 697.8 (594+103.8).


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