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Rhythm Sangwan bows out before medal round at Cairo Shooting World Cup  

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New Delhi: Teenager Rhythm Sangwan, in her first senior India outing, gave a good account of herself, bowing out in the semi-finals stage of the Women’s 25M Pistol competition of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Cairo, Egypt. 

Rhythm shot a solid Rapid Fire round of 293 in the morning to qualify for the second semi-final in fourth place with a total score of 582. In the four-woman semi-final however, she scored 14-hits over five 5-shot series rounds as eventual gold medal winner Lamolle Mathilda of France and Monika Karsch of Germany outgunned her with 18 and 20-hits respectively, to make it through to the medal round.

Among the other Indians in the field, Esha Singh finished 11th with a score of 578 in qualification while Olympian and Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat finished 27th with a total score of 573.

In the other medal event of the day, Patrik Jany of Slovakia won the Men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions gold, beating Hungary’s Zalaln Pekler 16-10 in the final.

India still leads the medal tally with two gold and one silver medal won so far.

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