Indian men's Skeet team fetches bronze at Asian Championship Shotgun

IANS
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Shooter Sheeraz Sheikh narrowly missed out on an individual medal even as the mens Skeet team comprising Sheeraz, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa settled for the bronze medal on day six of the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at the Target Shooting Club here on Saturday.

With the bronze, India's medal tally shot up to 7 in the competition.

The Indian trio of Sheeraz, Mairaj and Angad shot a combined score of 347 out of a possible 375 to finish behind hosts Kazakhstan who won silver with a combined effort of 350.

Team Kuwait won the gold finishing with an identical score of 350, but edged out the hosts on better finishing round scores.

At the end of the first day of qualification in the men's Skeet on Friday, Mairaj and Sheeraz were placed 9th and 10th respectively on identical scores of 69 out of 75 targets. Angad Bajwa was in 23rd place with 64.

On Saturday, with two more rounds of qualification left, all three shot one perfect round of 25 each.

Sheeraz and Mairaj also had an additional round of 24 to finish on 118. Three other shooters finished on the same score to go into a shoot-off to determine four finalists.

Saif Bin Futtais of the UAE and Mansour Al Rashedi of Kuwait ended on 119 to secure the first two spots out of six.

Mairaj lost out in the tight shoot-off missing his eighth shot, while four others including Sheeraz, Ali Doosti of Iran, Makoto Yokouchi of Japan and Alexandr Yechshenko of Kazakhstan were on target in the first eight.

Meanwhile Angad's score of 25 and 22 on the day saw him improve his position and end in 18th spot.

In the final, Sheeraz survived the first phase where Mansour of Kuwait was eliminated in sixth place. In the second phase, Doosti was eliminated in fifth place on a score of 24. Sheeraz went on to score 33, but bowed out in fourth place.

Bin Futtais of the UAE eventually won the gold with a score of 53 in the final, followed by Yechshenko of Kazakhstan (49) to clinch the silver. Japan's Yokouchi settled for the bronze finishing on 41.

The competitions of the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun will conclude on Sunday with the mixed team Skeet event.


Express your comment on this article

Submit your comments...
     
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Image

India - Global host of 2018 World Environment Day

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which is taking place on June 5, 2018. The t

Image

Students should proactively indulge in co-curricular activities - Raghavi Vishwanath an alumni of FAIPS Kuwait

When youngsters reach a pinnacle it is always a pleasure to learn more about their lives and how th

Image

A thought for Ramadan

Sunday, the 13th of May, 2018 Festival greetings, Happy Sunday greetings Mother’s Day greetings

Image

Kuwait Cricket - A Sense of accomplishment: Herschelle Gibbs

In the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ , the Kuwait's national crick

Image

Raindrops - Usual and Unusual Stories of love by Dr. Navniit Gandhi

Dear Readers, Dr Navniit Gandhi has penned a collection of 19 true, usual and a little unusu

Image

Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod

Image

Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo

Image

My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl

Image

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19

Image

A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time

Image

True sense of Indian luxury at Asha’s Restaurant

Who doesn’t like a luxurious dine out once in a while with families and friends? What if it is coup

Image

Zafran Indian Bistro with innovative Indian Cuisines

Indian Cuisines are packed with interesting ingredients and enticing aromas that make it super deli

Image

New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front

Image

A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o

Image

GOA FC All-India Football Tournament Capxem Boys crowned Champions

A star studded Capxem Boys were crowned champions of the first edition All India 7-aside Football T

Image

Kiff League for Jp D’mello Trophy Indian Football League Final on Friday 29th June

The much awaited JP D’Mello Rolling Trophy KIFF League final for season 2017~18 will be played on 2

Image

22 Yards Cricket Academy Summer Camp For Cricket Coaching

22 Yards Cricket Academy, a professionally run Cricket coaching center having its 16th year of succ

Image

KCWA organized ‘Play on Indoor Sports’

Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” e

Image

Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) Beat Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH) 1/0 in The First 2018 DBO Hockey Tourunament

Kuwait, Ahmadi – 12 May 2018, in what would one say “breathless showpiece” DBO and KIH. It was anot