A day after bronze, Indian shooter Jitu Rai wins gold at the World Cup

March 1, 2017, 3:26 pm
A day after bronze, Indian shooter Jitu Rai wins gold at the World Cup
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A day after bronze, Indian shooter Jitu Rai wins gold at the World Cup

A day after bronze, Indian shooter Jitu Rai wins gold at the World Cup

A day after clinching a bronze at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched the top position in the 50m men’s air pistol event on Wendesday by winning a gold.

The silver medal also went to India as Amanpreet Singh took the second position after shooting a total of 226.9. This was his first World Cup appearance.

The bronze medal went to Iran’s Vahid Golkhandan who shot a total score of 208 points. This was his first World Cup medal in international competition.

Jitu has now won nine World Cup medals including two this year and this last year. He had also qualified for the Rio Olympics but finished eighth in the finals.

Last year, Jitu won two World Cup medals and one in the World Cup Final, a event where the 10 best shooters around the world take part. Amanpreet was in his maiden final at a World Cup.

India’s medal tally at this ISSF World Cup in New Delhi stands at five with Pooja Ghatkar winning bronze medal on first medal for India. Ankur Mittal added a silver in the douple trap event.