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Indian shooters garner plaudits from Asian Shooting Confederation

Published at :July 27, 2022 at 7:14 PM
Modified at :July 27, 2022 at 7:14 PM
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Samad Haque

This is the second time India topped the medal tally at the ISSF World Cup.

Asian Shooting Federation (ASF) is quite pleased with the performances of India and Korea in the recently concluded ISSF World Cup, Changwon, Korea. Both of its member federations finished on top of the medals tally. While the Indians collected 15 medals, the Korea Shooting Federation ended the tournament with 12 medals.

After the disappointing news of the shooting's absence from the upcoming Commonwealth Games, this phenomenal victory for India is sure to bring joy to shooting fans. India has always been on the top when it comes to shooting. So far, India is leading the table with 47 medals to its name, ahead of the USA, who has 39 medals in the 2022 ISSF World Cup table.

Indian shooters display top-class performance

At the Changwon edition of the 2022 ISSF World Cup, some of the medalists are Arjun Babuta, who won gold in the men’s 10m air rifle, while Shahu Tushar Mane and Mehuli Ghosh bagged gold in the same event as a mixed team. On the other hand, the men’s trap team, including Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor and Bhowneesh Mendiratta, won silver.

The two-time Olympian and India’s finest in Skeet Shooting, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, won the country’s first-ever individual gold in the event. He shot 37 hits out of a possible 40 in the final of the ISSF World Cup.

In total, Indian shooters won 15 medals, including five gold, six silver and four bronze. South Korea had a tough final day in Changwon as they could only win one bronze, finishing their campaign with 12 medals. This is the second time India has topped the ISSF World Cup medals table. It finished with the most gold medals in Cairo this year as well.

Cairo will also be the place for the rifle/pistol squad with the ISSF World Championship which is scheduled later in October whereas the Shotgun squad has their Championship in September in Osijek, Croatia.

Talking about history, the ISSF World Cup was introduced in 1986 by the International Shooting Sport Federation. It has four competitions per year in each event including Rifle & Pistol and Shotgun. It is a uniform way to qualify for the Olympic Shooting Competitions.

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