Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi
Prithviraj Tondaiman negotiated tough scoring conditions and shot 22 out of 25, his total of 69 putting him four points behind the leader and still in with a chance to make the Trap finals of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on Saturday at Lahiti, Finland.
At the end of day two of the competition, Prithviraj was in 23rdplace and shared his score with 10 other contestants.
Teammate Kynan Chenai was further back in 42ndspot with a score of 67 after a similar round of 22 on Friday. Turkey’s Yavuz Ilnam led the 157-strong team with 73 with overnight leader William Chetcuti of Malta sole second with a 72. Two shooters piled up scores of 71 to bring up third and fourth spots and then there were nine others on 70 just ahead of Prithviraj’s group.
In the Women’s Trap competition, Shagun Chowdhary was the best-placed Indian with a score of 100, which helped her garner 38thspot. Teammates Manisha Keer (94) and Seema Tomar (93) finished in 52ndand 59thpositions respectively. The top qualifying score in the competition was a dour 112.