Vastavam web: Shooter Kynan Chenai finished sixth in men’s trap event in a creditable show at the ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow today.Chenai gave a great account of himself at the biggest global stage, surviving a gruelling seven-way shoot-off to reach the finals. He eventually finished sixth in the finals.The young Indian was placed third over two days of qualifying and with two more rounds remaining at the start of the day to determine the six finalists out of 147 shooters, he shot rounds of 24 and 23 to end on 121 out 125.
This tied him with six other shooters to fight for four final qualifying.Chenai ran out of steam when in the finals he shot 17 hits out of the first 25 to be eliminated in sixth place.Italy’s Danielle Resca won the gold shooting 43 in the final. Rio Olympics silver medalist Edward Ling of Great Britain bagged the silver shooting 40 while Jiri Liptak of Czech Republic won the bronze with a finals score of 33.
The other Indian in the fray, Zoravar Singh Sandhu shot rounds of 24 and 22 for a total of 118 to finish 26th.Their combined effort meant that in the men’s trap team competition, India finished seventh overall out of 39 teams, just four points off a medal. They had a combined score of 353.Italy won the team gold with 362 while Czech Republic got the silver with 359 and Spain bagged the bronze with a combined score of 357.In the junior men’s trap, Akash Saharan and Lakshay Sheoran started the day on a promising eighth and 10th respectively.The trio of Akash, Lakshay and Manavaditya also finished sixth in the team competition with a combined effort of 335.