Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Hyderabad based Kynan Chenai kept himself in contention in Men’s Trap as Carole Cormenier of France won the Women’s Trap gold at the end of day two of the ISSF Shooting World Cup stage, in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday.
The Indian missed one bird to shoot a score of 49 out of 50 at the end of day one of qualifying in the Trap. With three more rounds to go on Tuesday, day three of competitions, Kynan will fancy his chances.
His teammate Prithviraj Tondaiman shot 48 while the third Indian in the competition Zoravar Singh Sandhu shot 47.
Eleven competitors out of 142 shot a perfect 50, which meant that Kynan was in 12thspot, while Prithviraj and Zoravar were placed 43rdand 57threspectively.
Earlier in the Women’s Trap, Shagun Chowdhary shot 115 and finished 26th… Rajeshwari Kumari shot 109 for 50thspot while Varsha Varman shot 92 to end in 69th place.
The two available quota places in the Women’s Trap went to gold medalist Carole of France who shot 44 in the finals to emerge triumphant. Silver medalist Kirsty Barr of Germany won silver and the second quota place on offer.
The Al Ain stage has a total of eight Tokyo 2020 quota places on offer.