RIO DE JANEIRO, April 20: Pistol ace Jitu Rai of India finished sixth in the men�s 50m pistol event on day five of the lnternational Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here.
Jitu, who is the world number one in the event, qualified for the finals in fourth position shooting a score of 563 at the Olympic Shooting Centre.
He began the finals on the back foot registering two shots of 8 each to start with. He seemed to regain composure with three consecutive shots of 10 after that, but a 7.9 in his ninth shot and 8.7 in his 10th put paid to all hopes of a medal and he was eliminated after the 12th shot to claim the sixth place.
Earlier team-mate Prakash Nanjappa had finished 19th in qualification with a score of 556. Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine won the gold in the event.
In the other event of the day, the men�s double trap, Ankur Mittal led the qualifications till the third round of 30 shots each, only to see his hopes of making the finals fade away after shooting scores of 23 and 24 in the last two rounds to eventually finish 21st with a total score of 131.
The finals cut was made at 136.Md. Asab finished 26th with a score of 125 while Sangram Dahiya shot 124 to end 27th. � PTI