The duo of Indian shooters Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmed Khan failed to qualify for the medal round after completing 18th and 25th respectively in the men's skeet qualification at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Monday.
Tokyo: India's top shooters Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmed Khan failed to qualify for the medal round after finishing 18th and 25th respectively in the men's skeet qualification at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Monday.
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In the qualification round spread over two days, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa pulled the trigger 125 times in five series to shoot 120 targets, while Mairaj Ahmed Khan executed 117 shots from different shooting stations, were arranged in a semi-circle. The top six will qualify for the final, where they will set 60 goals.
In the final round, the Indian pair's all hopes of qualifying for the medal event were dashed as the top-6 continued to commit the least errors. Angad scored 24 and Mairaj shots 23 runs in the final round.
The men's skeet was the only event to show Indian interest in shooting at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The final of this event is scheduled at 12.20 pm Indian Standard Time.
Earlier, Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar, Manu Bhaker, and Yashaswini Singh Deswal also failed to qualify for their respective medal rounds in men's 10m air rifle and women's 10m air pistol.