Indian shooters hit the bullseye at ISSF World Cup
Indian shooters are making our country proud at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara in Mexico. Indian shooters have won 9 medals so far in the tournament which began on March 1st. This is India's best ever performance in history and adding to the gloss is that 4 of these 9 medals are gold.
Akhil Sheoran's gold takes India's medal tally to 9
Uttar Pradesh's Akhil Sheoran is the latest to bag a gold for India at the ISSF World Cup. Akhil bagged 455.6 points in total to finish 3.6 points ahead of second-placed Austrian Bernhard Pickl in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. Surprisingly, Sheoran had finished fourth in the qualifying round but he was spot on in the final.
Akhil Sheoran strikes fourth gold for India
This is India's best performance at ISSF World Cup
India's mind-blowing performance at the event means they top the medal tally with 4 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze. Chinese shooters are second on the list with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. The United States come third with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
India top medal tally at ISSF World Cup
India got going form the 1st day of World Cup
India's campaign began with a bang as Indian shooters bagged three medals on the opening day. Debutant Shahzar Rizvi claimed a gold in the 10m air pistol event while veteran shooter Jitu Rai bagged bronze in the same event. Meanwhile, Mehuli Ghosh also claimed the bronze in the women's 10m air rifle. Mehuli claimed another bronze in 10m air rifle mixed team event.
16-year-old Manu Bhaker led the way for India
Teenager Manu Bhaker is India's stand-out performer at the event. She won a gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol individual and gold in the mixed team along with Prakash Mitharval. The 16-year-old from Haryana has now entered the final round of the women's 25m pistol event. The future definitely looks bright for this young girl.
Moudgil claims India's only silver medal
Anjum Moudgil won India's lone silver medal in the 50m rifle 3-position event while Ravi Kumar also clinched bronze in 10m air rifle men event.
Bindra lauds India's performance at ISSF World Cup
The Indian Shooting Teams performance at Mexico starts a new era in Indian shooting. The future is in extremely safe hands am confident that the young athletes have the ingredients to take them to the very top of the Olympic podium. Congratulations to all.— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) March 11, 2018