Indian rifle shooters had a disappointing day in the inaugural Mixed Team Event. While Divyansh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan finished 12th, senior pair of Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar finished 18th to crash out in the Qualification Stage.
hooters continued to disappoint as India’s Rifle shooting pairs failed to make a mark in the qualifying stage of the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Event which was making its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games. The rifle shooters’ early exit comes hours after the highly-rated pistol shooters flattered to deceive ini the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Only 8 teams from Qualification Stage 1 made it to Qualification Stage 2 in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event. Top 4 teams from Stage 2 go on to play medal matches.
Elavenil stored 313.2 in 3 series while Divyansh managed 313.3 as India’s top-ranked team finished 12th with a total of 626.5. The cut–off for the top 8 turned out to be 627.9 managed by a Hungarian team.
On the other hand, the senior pairing of Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar started off poorly but Deepak recovered well to lift the team to the 16th spot.