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Ravi Kumar finishes fifth in shooting World Cup

India's Ravi Kumar missed out on a podium finish to end up a respectable fifth in the men's 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup in Munich on Friday.

This was Ravi's second successive World Cup final of the year, having finished eighth in the first ISSF World Cup stage in New Delhi.

Ravi shot 185.7 in the medal round on the first day of the competition and qualified for the eight-man 24-shot final in fourth place, shooting a high score of 629.1 in the qualification. There was a world record score in the finals when Russia's rifle ace Sergey Kamenskiy notched up 250.9 at the end of the air rifle final. There were high scores in qualification as well with 627.8 being the score of the eighth-place qualifier.

In the same event, fellow Rio Olympics medallist Vladimir Maslennikov won silver while Vitali Bubnovich of Belarus clinched bronze.

Two other Indians in the fray, Satyendra Singh and Deepak Kumar, shot 623.9 and 617.8 to finish in 46th and 84th place respectively among 129 shooters.