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Dismal show by Indian shooters

New Delhi: Indian marksmen failed to make their mark again and `Goldfinger' Samresh Jung hit everything but the bull's eye to finish a disappointing 15th in the 10m air pistol event at the World Cup in Guangzhou, China, on Thursday.

The winner of seven medals, including five golds at the just concluded Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Samresh shot a score of 580 with a series of 96, 98, 97, 97, 98, 94.

Among the fellow shooters, Vivek Singh fared no better and finished 34th with a score of 575 (93, 97, 96, 96, 98, 95) while Jaspal Rana finished 58th with a score of 564 (97, 93, 97, 92, 93, 92).

The gold in this event was won by Oh Jong Jin of Korea with a score of 685.8 (587+98.8), silver went to Su Jong Kim of North Korea with a score of 684.5 (585+99.5) while Russian Leonid Ekimov grabbed the bronze with 683.4 (587+96.4).

Meanwhile, Kuheli Gangulee finished a rather commendable eighth in the 50m 3 position women event. She shot a score of 676 (579+97) with series of prone 197 (98, 99), standing 190 (94, 96) and kneeling 192 (97, 95).

Star shooter Anjali Bhagwat finished 21st with a score of 575 (prone 194, standing 191 and kneeling 190) while Samresh's wife Anuja Jung finished 28th with a score of 572 (prone 197, standing 187 and kneeling 188). — UNI

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