In an unexpected turn of events at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for 🔫shooting, Kynan Chenai secured a quota place for the Rio Olympics, while London Games Silver medalist Vijay Kumar's hopes of qualifying for Rio were shot down. Newcomer, 26-year-old Kynan Chenai overcame the odds to finish fourth and secure one of the four quotas available in the Men's Trap Event. The qualifying competition took place at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in New Delhi, where Kynan qualified for the strong six-man finals field shooting a score of 120 (47/50 yesterday and 73/75 today). In the final round, he assured the 10th quota for India for shooting by tying with three others after the first 15 shots, with a score of 12 to reach the semi-finals stage. Kynan said of his progress, "This is the biggest achievement of my shooting career. Now, winning a medal in Olympics will depend on my training and work on my physical and mental aspects,"
Of the upset, Vijay Singh said, "It was hard luck and I shot 1 hit in one of the final rounds, and that did not help my cause. ...It happens in sport, it was not my day."
Congratulations Kynan Chenai, you're a sharp shooter and you'll make India 🇮🇳proud❗️
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