The victory tripled India’s medal tally and took them top of the table.

The 10m Air Pistol events continued to be India’s dominion, as the men’s and women’s contingents clinched gold medals in the team event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Delhi.

The women’s trio of Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Shri Nivetha Paramanantham completely outscored the contending Polish team 16-8 to win the gold medal.

It was then the turn of the men’s team who capped a stunning comeback to make it back-to-back gold medals for India in the team events.

In the women’s event, Poland took the early lead, but it was to be their only solace during the match. The Indian players simply dominated the game after the first few shots and raced into a 14-4 lead. While the Polish shooters got a few points, it mattered only as a consolation, as the Indian women’s team wrapped up proceedings with a big win to clinch the gold medal.

The Indian men’s team showed consummate ease and quality to see off the Vietnamese challenge. Despite slumping to a 5-9 score, the trio of Saurabh Chaudhary, Shahzar Rizvi, and Abhishek Verma stormed back to win the match 17-11 and take gold.

Yeshaswini Deswal added to her tally of gold medals, while Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary, who won silver and Abhishek Verma, who won the bronze medal in the Air Pistol 10m singles event respectively, topped it with gold in the team event.

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The wins tripled India’s gold medals and now the country stands atop the medal standings at the ISSF World Cup, with eight medals in total including three gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.

Earlier, India won a silver medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team event to increase their medal tally. The trio of Aishwary Tomar, Deepak Kumar and Pankaj Kumar won the silver medal after losing out in the final to the USA. 

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