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Gagan Narang Finishes Seventh in 50m Rifle Prone at ISSF World Cup

London Olympics Bronze medallist shooter Gagan Narang finished 7th in the men’s 50m Rifle Prone event on day five of the sixth and final ISSF World Cup on Sunday.

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Gagan reached his second World Cup Final in four days and fifth final in the event in the last two years, from which he has collected one medal — a bronze he won in Fort Benning last year.

His score of 621.1 in the qualifying round, enabled Gagan to become the 7th place shooter of 8 to make it to the finals.

The highest score registered in qualifying was 624.7.

Gagan started the finals on a positive note, shooting into the second place after the first series of three shots. He was in fourth place till the eighth shot but a 9.9 in his ninth shot meant despite a 10.4 in the 10th, Gagan had to bow out in seventh position.

In the day’s other medal event, India’s Gurpreet Singh shot a score of 569 in the qualifying round of the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol to end in 26th spot. Indian shooters have reached six finals in the Baku World Cup, with Jitu Rai giving India its only medal so far in the men’s 10m Air Pistol on Saturday.

There are two more competition days left in the tournament with four sets of medals yet to be decided in them.

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