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NEW DELHI: Joydeep Karmakar shot 595 and finished 35th in the men's free rifle prone event in the shooting World Cup in Munich on Monday.
Karmakar, with a World Cup silver medal to his credit, shot a series of 100, 100, 99, 98, 98 and 100 and C. In fact, only one shooter made the final with a score of 597 following a shoot-off with five others.
The Olympic quota places in the men's prone event were bagged by the silver-medallist Kenneth Nielsen of Denmark and the fourth-placed Marcel Buerge of Switzerland.
Sergei Martynov of Belarus had a fabulous final, shooting a high of 105.3, and took the gold for the second time this season, with a total of 703.3.
Vijay Kumar who won a quota place with a silver medal in the last World Cup in Fort Benning, missed the rapid fire pistol final by two points, and was placed 17th with a total of 577.
Below par rounds of 93 and 94 in the four-second series apart from a 95 in the six-second series put paid to the hopes of a final.
Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Sergei Martynov (Blr) 703.3 (598); 2. Kenneth Nielsen (Den) 701.4 (598); 3. Daniel Brodmeier (Ger) 701.2 (599); 35. Joydeep Karmakar 595; 43. Surendra Sinh Rathod 594.
25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Christian Reitz (Ger) 33 (583); 2. Ralf Schumann (Ger) 31 (581); 3. Emil Milev (US) 25 (583); 17. Vijay Kumar 577; 27. Pemba Tamang 572; 57. Gurpreet Singh 556 .
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