Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Shotgun World Cup: India’s Gurjoat Singh Khangura makes a promising start


In the Shotgun World Cup in Lonato, Italy, India’s Gurjoat Singh Khangura made a promising start by shooting 74 out of 75 in the opening three rounds of the men’s skeet event yesterday.

Angadvir Singh Bajwa, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, shot a sub-par 71 in the opening three rounds.

Despite his good score, Khangura is lying at the 13th spot out of 55 competitors while Bajwa is at the bottom of the table. His position is 53rd. The competitors will compete in two rounds more today.The top six qualify for the finals.

World Championship silver medallist and world number nine Tammaro Cassandro of Italy shot 75 to lead the field.

Three other shooters also shot 75 to stay in the race for the finals.

A total of 399 athletes from 56 countries are competing in the Lonato World Cup, the last shotgun competition before the Tokyo Games.

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