Shapath finishes sixth in shooting World Cup

Larnaka (Cyprus): Shapath Bharadwaj finished sixth in the Double Trap event at the third and final stage of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun here on Wednesday.

The Meerut teenager qualified for the final after winning a shoot-off in the fourth position out of the top six. He could however manage a sixth place finish in the final, being the first to be eliminated shooting 26 out of the first round of 30 targets.

Shapath's teammates Sangram Dahiya and Ankur Mittal finished 17th and 19th respectively with identical scores of 127.

Italy's former world and European champion Danielle Di Spigno displayed a Double Trap shooting master class, to hit 78 out of 80 targets on his way to claiming the gold medal in the event. 

Russia's Artem Nekrasov won the silver medal with a score of 72 in the finals while Italian Davide Gasparini won the bronze with a final score of 56.