India’s Anjum Mujgil put aside the disappointment of a poor outing at home at the World Cup by violating the final qualification mark in the 3-position women’s rifle race 50 meters from the European Championships here on Sunday.
Participating in the Minimum Qualifiers (MQS) section as an invited guest as part of India’s 13-member Olympic team, Moudgil fired a score of 1173, a huge improvement from 1162, which she fired at the World Cup in New Delhi in March.
The eighth and final qualifying place in the regular race was won by Swiss Francisco Stark, who fired the same result, but had a less internal result than the 10 of the Indian rifle shooter.
The experienced Tejaswini Sawant, the second Indian in the battle, also had a decent outing, ending in 1172.
While Moudgil finished third in the 16-member MQS section, Tejaswini remained in fourth place.
Ukraine’s Lesia Leskiv topped the MQS with a round of 1177, while Iran’s Naymeh Hedmati was second with 1174.
Germany’s Jolin Beer topped the regular field with a European Championship record of 1185. As was the case with the men on Saturday, the regular men fired in the morning as the MQS field took aim in the second half of the day.
After the training tour in Croatia, the Indian contingent will fly directly to Tokyo from Zagreb.
The games in Tokyo are scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8.