Astana, August 9: India’s Trap shooter and Olympian on Tuesday clinched the bronze medal in the Men’s trap event at the ongoing 7th Asian Championship Shotgun, being held in Astana, Kazakhstan’s Target Shooting Club. This is Kynan Chenai’s first international medal at the senior level.
Shooter Kynan first shot 116 out of 125 to qualify for the six-man final round in third position and then held on to it till the end of the finals, shooting a score of 30 to finish behind gold medalist Abdulrahman Al Faihan of Kuwait who shot 39 for a new Asian finals record and Talal al Rashidi also of Kuwait, who won silver after shooting 38.
However, earlier, Kynan started his qualification round on Tuesday in third place on a score of 69 out of 75. He then shot rounds of 23 and 24 to finish in the same position.On the other side, other Indians including Zoravar Singh Sandhu ended in 17th place shooting 110 while Birendeep Sodhi finished 36th shooting a score of 98. This meant that in the Team section India finished in seventh place with a combined score of 324. Kuwait won gold, Lebanon won silver while the UAE won bronze.
Interestingly, India so far has won two gold medals and one bronze medal in the competition. Today, i.e Wednesday will see the mixed trap medal events take place. Competitions for the 7th Asian Shooting Championships Shotgun will conclude on Sunday this week.