South Korea: India’s star-shooter duo of Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharwal on Thursday missed out on a medal and finished fourth in the 10-meter Mixed team Air Pistol event in the ongoing ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) World Cup at Changwon in South Korea.
This was India's fourth fourth-place finish in the World Cup stage 2. The young pair had earlier shot a qualification world record in the event, shooting a combined 778 to claim the record by a point from the German couple Christian and Sandra Reitz, who then won silver after qualifying in fifth place.
The Chinese pair of Xiaojing Ji and Jiayu Wu finished on the top to win gold with a world record score of 487.7 in the Finals. Eight Indians have reached the Finals at the Changwon International Shooting center, including in two team events, but so far only Shahzar Rizvi has won a silver medal in the Men's 10-metre Air Pistol event. This will be the same range where the World Championships, the first quota competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be held in four month's time.