Baki misses out on final
Following Shakil Ahmed's disappointing performance, two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist Abdullah Hel Baki frustrated in the ISSF World Cup by finishing 31st out of 95 shooters in the 10m Air Rifle event in New Delhi, India yesterday.
Baki, who scored 616 to qualify for the finals of the same event before narrowly missing out on a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast last year, bettered his qualification score to secure 624.7 out of 654 points. However the 29-year-old shooter fell 3.7 points short of ensuring his place in the eight-shooter final.
Iran's Mohammad Amir Nekounam was the last shooter to qualify for the finals with a score of 628.4 while Russia's Sergey Kamenskiy, China's Yukun LIU and Zicheng HUI bagged gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
Although Baki bettered his score, teammates Rabiul Islam and Arnab Sharar produced poor results by finishing 73rd and 88th with scores of 618.9 and 609 points respectively.
Earlier on Sunday, Shakil became 45th out of 76 shooters in the 10m Air Pistol event by scoring 570, some 13 points less than the eighth and last shooter to qualify for the finals.