Both these shooters will be representing India in the event at Rio Olympics in less than four months from now.
Chain shot 617.1 (103.7, 104.6, 102.5, 103.3, 100.8, 102.2) while Narang who had won the quota for Rio Olympics in the same event could only manage a score of 615.5 (104.6, 104.5, 105.2, 104.5, 92.8, 103.9) which also included a 0.0 in his 50th shot. The finals was closed at 624.6.
According to Narang, the shot was due to faulty ammunition.
hrs of hardwrk dedication to pick a batch of ammo very demoralised 2 find it faulty at an eventWill bounce back soon pic.twitter.com/XjLgE5JjgL
— GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) April 22, 2016
In the elimination rounds held on Wednesday, the two had registered much better scores. Chain had shot 622.5 to be placed sixth while Gagan had registered a score of 620.0 to finish 11th and were among the 56 contestants out of 97 who made it through to the qualification round.
2013 ISSF shooter of the year, Henri Junghaenel of Germany won the gold. Australia’s Warrent Potent won the silver while Serbia’s Steven Pletikosic took the bronze.