China topped the table with seven gold, two silver and two bronze. All eyes were on World Championship silver medalist in Air Rifle Anjum Moudgil’s performance in the opening round of the 3P event. But Samra prevailed, with a brilliant series in all three positions to finish second best in the qualification round with a score of 588. Anjum shot 583 to finish 17th.
The third Indian shooter, Manini Kaushik, missed out on the eighth and final qualification spot. Anish Bhanwala, who won a bronze medal in rapid fire pistol in Cairo last month, finished 11th in qualification with a score of 580 and could not make it to the ranking round. India’s Vijayveer Sidhu finished ninth in the eight-player ranking round.
His score of ‘within 10’ was lower than that of Clément Besaget of France. China’s Zhang Xueming won the gold, Besaget the silver and Christian Reitz of Germany won the bronze.