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Trap Shooter Seema Tomar finishes fifth at San Marino World Cup

Trap Shooter Seema Tomar finishes fifth at San Marino World Cup

New Delhi : India’s trap shooter Seema Tomar recorded her second best finish in a World Cup ever as she came fifth in the Women’s Trap event on day one at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Shotgun, which got underway in the tiny European republic of San Marino on Friday.

The former World Cup silver medallist shot a terrific 72 out of 75, which was her best qualification score in a World Cup, to be one of six women to reach the final rounds.

Seema’s score was second best and only one less than Emma Elizabeth Cox’s 73. While Seema could not then qualify for the medal matches and bowed out in fifth position, the Australian Emma eventually landed the Gold medal.

On Saturday, in the Men’s Trap event, Kynan Chenai was the best finishing Indian among three, as he shot 117 to end in 24th place ahead of his compatriot Prithviraj Tondaiman, who shot the same score but was placed 28th.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the most experienced of the three, came into his own in the last round of shots with a perfect 25, but having started poorly, could only manage a score of 115 to finish in the 38th place.

Kynan and Manavjit are preparing for this year’s Olympics to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janerio in August. (ANI)