Tejaswini shoots bronze at Munich

Tejaswini shoots bronze at Munich

Tejaswini, 28, finished third with a score of 685.0 (588+97.0).
In the qualification, Tejaswini shot 588 with a perfect score of 200 in prone, 192 in standing and 196 in the kneeling position.

Tejaswini, a first time World Cup finalist, started the final round in second place, only two points behind the leader.

While fighting for the gold, the Indian shooter fired a 6.9 on her ninth shot, missing a chance to finish at the top of the podium.

“The pressure was quite high, and I made a mistake. My goal is to shoot better scores, and better finals. I will have a try at the next World Cup stage in Milan, next week,” Tejaswini, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 2006, said.

Despite her slip-up in the final, it was a fine performance by the Indian shooter, whose main event is the 10M air rifle.

Another Indian shooter Lajja Gauswami came within sniffing distance of winning a medal. The young shooter started the final in third place with a qualification score of 587, just three points short of the leader, but a poor 7.8 on her eighth final shot landed her on the sixth place with a total score of 682.4 (587+95.4).

The third Indian in the event, Meena Kumari shot 569 to finish 67th in strong field of 80 shooters.
Yin Wen of China won the gold with a total score of 687.5 (590+97.5) points, claiming her fourth consecutive World Cup gold medal since the beginning of the season.

Germany’s Sonja Pfeilschifter shot the silver medal with a total score of 685.7 (584+101.7) points, winning her second podium this week. The German, a world record holder in both the women’s Olympic rifle events, had won silver also at the 10M air rifle final three days ago.

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