Jitu Rai wins gold at ISSF Shooting World Cup, Amanpreet Singh follows with silver

Jitu, who won a bronze yesterday in the 10-Metre Air Pistol event, scored 230.1 points, while Amanpreet Singh finished with 226.9

Jitu Rai wins gold at ISSF Shooting World Cup, Amanpreet Singh follows with silver

Indian shooter Jitu Rai on Wednesday won the first gold medal for India in the ISSF Shooting World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi as on Sunday when he ran way with 50-metre Air Pistol event when India finished with a one-two podium finish. The silver medal went to Amanpreet Singh.

Jitu, who won a bronze yesterday in the 10-Metre Air Pistol event, scored 230.1 points, while Amanpreet Singh finished with  226.9.


Iran's Vahid Golkhandan finished third with 208.0 points.

Jitu, who has clinched gold at the Commonwealth and the Asian Games in 2014 and several other medals in the  2014 and 2015 World Cups, came back from being in the 4th position at the 18th round and clinched the gold medal.

The 29-year-old shooter did not shoot below 9.4 in the last six rounds, to establish his dominance over the opponents.

However, Jitu's compatriot Amanpreet will be a little disappointed by the results, as he was leading the game most of the time.

After 12 shots, Amanpreet had a clear five-point lead. However, he made  five 8s and a 7 in his last seven shots,  which allowed Jitu to move past him and steal the game.

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