ISSF World Cup: Tejaswini Sawant-Sanjeev Rajput combo misses bronze match with mustache

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The duo of India – Tejaswini Sawant and Sanjeev Rajput

Tejaswini Sawant and Sanjeev Rajput finished fifth in the 50m rifle 3-pole medley, missing out on a bronze medal match with a mustache, while India held a day without a medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup on Tuesday.

Savant and Rajput combined with a score of 581 in the second half of the qualification with 28 internal 10s, one less than the fourth-ranked Hungarian team of Esther Mesaros and Istvan Penny, who made the cut for the match for the bronze medal.

In the first part of the qualification, where the first eight get on stage 2, another Indian pair Anjum Moujil and Aishwari Pratap Singh Tomar were eliminated with ninth place behind Savant and Rajput.

Both pairs fired an identical score of 873, but Sawant and Rajput advanced due to their higher internal tens of 45, against 43 from Moudgil and Tomar.

On Monday, Rahi Sarnobat showed off a sensational form to win a 25-meter gold medal for a women’s pistol, the first in India in the ongoing edition.

Earlier, Manu Bhaker teamed up with Saurabh Chaudhary for the silver team in the 10-meter air pistol.

She also won the bronze team in the women’s 10m air pistol with Sarnobat and Yashasvini Desual. Earlier, Chowdery had won a bronze medal for men in the 10-meter air pistol.



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