Positive start by Indian shooters in Rio World Cup

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Apr 16 (PTI) Indian trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai got off to positive starts on day one of competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup here. The ISSF tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun assumes significance as it is considered a test event before the Rio Olympic Games in August. In the first qualification round of the mens trap event, former world champion and world number one Manavjit missed two targets out of 50 to end the day at eighth position. Youngster Chenai, who will be going to his first Olympics, was a point below, shooting a score of 47 to lie in 14th position. There are 75 more targets to go before the top six make it to the final round, scheduled for tomorrow. The two top trap shooters in the world, Alberto Fernandez (ranked number two) of Spain and Giovanni Cernogoraz (ranked number one) of Croatia shot scores of 50 and 49 respectively to end in first and third positions on the leaderboard. Jiri Liptak of the Czech Republic also shot a perfect 50 to share the lead with Alberto. The other Indian in the mens trap, Zoravar Singh Sandhu was lying in 25th place after shooting a first day total of 46. Also, in the womens trap event, Indias Seema Tomar shot a score of 41 to end the first day of qualification in 19th place. Finals of womens trap are scheduled later today local time. The Olympic Shooting Centre, located inside the Deodoro Park, one of three venue clusters for the Games, is hosting 15 finals with the mens 10m air rifle kicking off the race for the medals. Each day have at least one final concluding with the mens skeet on April 24. Around 650 shooters from 88 countries are participating in the tournament. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Roger Federer creates history at Wimbledon: Twitter hails the ‘King of tennis’

first_imgRuthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became a no-contest.Not that Federer was concerned as, 23 days before his 36th birthday, the father of four became the oldest men’s singles champion at Wimbledon in the professional era — doing so without dropping a set throughout a glorious fortnight.The twitter world exploded with congratualatory messgaes for the 19-time Grand Slam winner. Time stands still and once again it’s for @rogerfederer! Congratulations Champ ?? #WimbledonFinal- Leander Paes (@Leander) July 16, 2017Taking a 6month break and then firing it up with a googly – much deserved! congratulations @rogerfederer .Keep the spins going ???? #Wimbledon- Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) July 16, 2017The king of tennis without a doubt ?????? @rogerfederer Grand Slam title 19 and still counting! ?? #congrats #champ #Wimbledon #mercedesfamily- Mesut ?zil (@MesutOzil1088) July 16, 2017 PURE CLASS = @rogerfederer #Wimbledon ??- Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) July 16, 2017Most GS Titles At Same Tournament10 Rafael Nadal #FrenchOpen8 Roger Federer #Wimbledon7 Pete Sampras Wimbledon6 Novak Djokovic #AusOpen- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 16, 2017What an absolute freak @rogerfederer is, 8th Wimbledon title unbelievable! #Wimbledon- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) July 16, 2017 Congratulations on a record eighth #Wimbledon trophy, @rogerfederer!?????? pic.twitter.com/2pzpWX28xq- FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 16, 2017?????? What a final! ?????? Congrats @RogerFederer for #Wimbledon title no.8 and #GrandSlam title no.19 ???? Living legend!advertisement- Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) July 16, 2017Slam Wimbledon 19 @rogerfederer ???? #sw19 #wimbledon #welldone- TomÅ Berdych (@tomasberdych) July 16, 2017With this form, Federer could beat the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryens, Whitewalkers & dragons put together! The real king ???#WimbledonFinal- Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) July 16, 2017Age is just a number and the legend just proves it again.Congratulations @rogerfederer on another grand slam.#WimbledonFinal pic.twitter.com/vazGYHhY91- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 16, 2017You don’t play @rogerfederer on grass. You play on his grass. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/pXxufjQPRp- Nike (@Nike) July 16, [email protected] champion of champions and my favourite of all time. #Superhuman #immortal thank you for the joy- Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 16, 2017Game set match. @rogerfederer #legend #Wimbledon #RoleModel- David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) July 16, 2017#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017Congratulations legend @rogerfederer on winning your 8th #WimbledonFinal . Champion amongst champions you are. What a treat to watch.- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 16, 2017last_img read more