Shooter Vijay impressive at Beijing World Cup

April 20th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) India’s Vijay Kumar shot an excellent score of 580 to finish eighth in the 25m rapid fire pistol event at the International Sport Shooting Federation World Cup underway here. Vijay, a 2007 Arjuna awardee, failed to qualify for Saturday’s final held among top six shooters barely by a point.

He shot 286 in the first stage and followed it up with a superb 294 in the second, which also included a perfect series of 100.

The other Indian in this event Pemba Tamang also shot well to finish 13th with a score of 576 (287+289).

Alifirenko Sergei of Russia won the gold in this event with a score of 786.7 (586+200.7).

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