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ISSF WC: Sheeraz Sheikh finishes sixth in skeet

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India's Sheeraz Sheikh scored a total of 16 targets to finish sixth in the men's skeet final at the ongoing ISSF World Cup on Thursday.

The skeet event was the final competitive event of the tournament -- at the end of which the Indian team's medal tally stood at five.

Italy's Riccardo Filippelli and Olympic gold medallist Gabriele Rossetti shot 57 and 53 targets respectively to win the gold and silver.

Sheeraz had previously qualified for the final post a shoot-off in the quarterfinals with Finland's Timo Laitinen and Denmark's Jesper Hansen. He eventually finished fifth, scoring 121 out of a total 125 targets. Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa finished 13th and 32nd with scores of 119 and 116 respectively.

Sheeraz, appearing in his first World Cup final, had earlier won bronze in the Skeet event at the junior Asian Shooting Championship held in Jaipur in 2008.