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The Indian shooters impress at the European Championship

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The Indian shooters associated with the Olympics were quite impressive at the ongoing European Shooting Championships here. On Saturday, rifle shooter Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar scored 1172 of the possible 1,200 in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions in the Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) section.

“Tomar is doing well in a 50m 3 position. But due to the wind, his results have dropped. Overall, this has been a satisfactory performance,” said rifle coach Dipali Despande.

Competitors in 50 m 3 positions must fire 40 shots in a kneeling position, followed by 40 shots in a supine position and 40 shots in an upright position, in that order.

Tomar finished third in the field of 11 shooters in the MQS section. His personal record at an international meeting in Europe was 1173, which was shot two years ago.

Experienced rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput, who also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 50m 3 position, shot 1162 to finish eighth in the men’s MQS section.

Both Tomar and Rajput, Deepali said, fired well in kneeling and lying down positions. “But due to the winding conditions, they could not keep their results upright,” she said.

The Indian detachment is based in Zagreb, Croatia.

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