Rifle shooter Chain Singh clinches India’s seventh Olympic share place

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New Delhi: Rifle shooter Chain Singh on Friday became a seventh Indian marksman to bind an Olympic share place after he finished eighth in a 50m Rifle 3 Position eventuality of a ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Chain shot a gift measure of 1174/1200 to enter a final and thereby secure India’s seventh Olympic share in shooting.

India's Chain Singh waves after winning bronze. APIndia's Chain Singh waves after winning bronze. AP

India’s Chain Singh. AP

In a final, Chain finished eighth with a measure of 403.7 though it was adequate to fetch him a most sought after Olympic share place after narrowly blank out on a place in a final in all a 3 preceding World Cups.

A gay Chain Singh said, “It is my dream to win a award for India during a Olympics. Today we am really happy since winning an Olympic share place is a initial step in that direction. There is still a lot of work forward for me. we wish to contend a large Thank we to NRAI, a Army and Olympic Gold Quest for giving me extensive support.”

The bullion award in this eventuality went to China’s Hui Zicheng (459.8), while a china went to Austrian Alexander Schmirl (457.9). China’s Zhu Qinan staid for a bronze award with a measure of 446.8.

A integrate of days ago, Prakash Nanjappa had bagged a share place for India in a 50m atmosphere pistol eventuality after finishing eighth.

PTI

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