ISSF World Cup: India Bag Gold, Bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Mixed Team Event

ISSF World Cup: India Bag Gold, Bronze in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Mixed Team Event

India’s dominant performance in the ISSF Shooting World continued on Friday as well, as India won two medals in the 50m rifle 3 positions mixed team event. While the team of Sanjeev Rajput and Tejaswini Sawant won gold, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sunidhi Chauhan bagged the bronze medal.

The duo of Rajput and Tejaswini beat Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish and Anna Ilina 31-29 in the gold medal match, using their years of experience.

To start with, Rajput and Sawant were 1-3 behind before leading 5-3.

But the visiting shooters then raced ahead of their opponents before the Indians made another strong comeback to regain the top position and from there on, the home team maintained the lead to end on a winning note

The Ukrainians tried to make a match of it but the home favourites managed to prevail in an exciting final.

With this win, the Indian gold count went up to 11 with their top finish.

Meanwhile, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sunidhi Chauhan won the bronze medal after getting the better of USA’s Timothy Sherry and Virginia Thrasher 31-15 at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

In Qualification 2, Rajput and Sawant finished at the top with a total score of 588, with both the shooters getting 294 each.

While Tomar and Chauhan logged 580 to end the final qualification at fourth place and make the bronze medal round.

Kulish and Ilina were placed third with 583, ahead of the American duo of Thrasher and Sherry (581).

(With PTI Inputs)