Seema Tomar finishes 5th in shooting World Cup


Former World Cup silver medallist Seema Tomar of India missed out a podium finish and finished fifth in women’s trap event at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup. Australia’s Emma Elizabeth Cox won the gold medal, USA’s Corey Cogdell bagged silver while Carole Cormenier of France clinched the bronze in the women’s trap event.

The former Asian Airgun gold medallist had qualified for the first competition stage semi-final but could not get into the shoot-off. In the men’s trap, Prithviraj Tondaiman was placed 16th after shooting rounds of 23 and 24 and will shoot the remaining three series tomorrow. On the opening day of qualification, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (73rd) shot 23 and 21, while Kynan Chenai (36th) had 23 and 23.

Both Manavjit and Chenai are going to represent India at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games.This is the third World Cup for the shotgun shooters and the last will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 20.