ISSF Shotgun World Cup: India finish outside medals in trap mixed team event

Rajeshwari Kumari and Lakshay Sheoran lost out in the final qualification round to finish sixth. The team of Manisha Keer and Kynan Chenai finished ninth.

By Ubaid Parkar

India narrowly missed reaching the final round of the trap mixed team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup on Wednesday.

Rajeshwari Kumari and Lakshay Sheoran impressed in the first two qualifying rounds, moving up to second place but both shot 21 each in the third round to drop to sixth. They shot 135 out of 150, a solitary point behind the top five teams.

The top four teams proceeded to the medal round. Alexey Alipov, an Olympic champion, and Daria Semianova of Russia won the gold medal ahead of Maggy Ashmawy and Ahmed Zaher of Egypt.

Spain's Fatima Galvez and Alberto Fernandez won the bronze medal match against Slovakia at the Egyptian Shooting Club.

Manisha Keer and Kynan Chenai comprised the second Indian team in the trap mixed team event. They shot 133 in the qualifying rounds to finish in ninth place out of 14 teams.

The ISSF Shotgun World Cup concludes on Thursday with the final qualification rounds of the men and women’s trap team competitions and their respective finals.

In Cairo, India have so far picked up one medal, a bronze, in the men’s skeet team competition.

Russia has dominated the ISSF Shotgun World Cup with three golds and a total of six medals so far.