Gauswami bags silver

Lajja Gau­swami on Tuesday clinched the silver medal in women’s 50-metre Rifle 3 Position event, finally bringing to an end India’s lean run at the ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain.

The 24-year-old Gauswami, a silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, shot 584 in the qualification round and 454 in the finals to bag the silver ahead of Norway’s Malin Westerheim, who shot 443.9 in the finals. Petra Zublasing of Italy won the gold after scoring 459.1 in the medal round.

Gauswami totalled 152.4 over three series in kneeling, scored 154.8 in prone and 146.8 while standing to win the country’s first medal in the tournament, which started on July 3.
Other Indians competing in Tuesday’s event included Sawant and Raj Chaudhary.

Vijay Kumar disappoints

London Olym­pics silver medallist Vijay Kumar could not qualify for the finals of men’s 25-m rapid fire pistol event after finishing 13th in the qualification round. Pemba Tamang was placed a lowly 36th while Mahendra Singh was placed 42nd.

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