Seema Tomar shot a terrific 72 out of 75, her best qualification score in a World Cup © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Seema Tomar shot a terrific 72 out of 75, her best qualification score in a World Cup © Getty Images (Representational Image)

San Marino: Seema Tomar registered her second best finish in a World Cup when she came fifth in the women’s trap event on day one of competitions at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup. Seema shot a terrific 72 out of 75, her best qualification score in a World Cup, to be one of six women to make it to the final rounds. Seema’s score was second best and only one less than Emma Elizabeth Cox’s 73. While Seema could not qualify for the medal matches and bowed out in fifth position, the Australian Emma eventually landed the gold medal. On Saturday, in the men’s trap event, Kynan Chenai was the best finishing Indian among the three, as he shot 117 to end in 24th place ahead in countback to compatriot Prithviraj Tondaiman who shot the same score but was placed 28th.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu, the most experienced of the three, came into his own in the last round of shots with a perfect 25, but having started poorly, could manage only a score of 115 to finish in 38th place. Kynan and Manavjit are preparing for the upcoming Olympics in August to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janerio.