India tops the table in the shooting World Cup medal tally  

Published: Mar 24, 2021, 10:35 pm IST

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: The ISSF Shooting World Cup had Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju as a special guest today at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range for the Women’s 25m Pistol final.

He presented medals to the winners which had an Indian clean sweep with Chinki Yadav winning gold, Rahi Sarnobat winning silver and Manu Bhaker winning bronze.

Earlier in the day, youngster Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won the gold medal in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position event.

With their performances today, India maintains their position at the top of the medal tally with 9 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.

Rijiju complimented the shooters for the performances at this World Cup, which is one of the first major global competitions.

“The overall performance in this World Cup has been phenomenal for India. We had great expectations from our shooters,” the minister stated.

“I have great expectation from the shooting team. We will be sending the largest contingent to the Olympics. We will have the maximum number of athletes in medal contention and a very big team,” he hoped.

 

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