Cairo World Cup: Indian women win gold in the air pistol team event
The Indian team of Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh, and Ruchita Vinerkar won gold in the ISSF World Cup women’s 10m air pistol team event.
On Wednesday night, the Indians shot 16 in the gold medal contest to finish on the podium for the country’s third medal, and second gold, in the year’s first World Cup. India leads the medal count with three — two gold and one silver.
Andrea Katharina Heckner, Sandra Reitz, and Carina Wimmer of Germany took silver after scoring 6 points in the final.
In the 11-series gold medal match, each team’s three members play a single shot per series. The series scores are tallied, and the team with the most points receives two points. The Indians went on to win the match 16-6, claiming the World Cup’s second gold medal. This was also a step up for Esha Singh, who had won silver in the individual air pistol event earlier in the tournament, while Sourabh Chaudhary had won gold earlier in the tournament in the men’s air pistol.
Prior to that, the Indian team of Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil, Divyansh Singh Panwar, and Srinjoy Dutta missed out on a bronze medal spot in the men’s 10m air rifle team event by a single point.
The Indian men’s rifle team totaled 624.1 points, just one point less than the Czech Republic’s Ales Entrichel, Jiri Privratsky, and Filip Nepejchel’s total score of 624.2. The Czechs went on to win bronze, beating out Austria. With a total score of 625.0, the Indian team of Shreya Agarwal, Ayushi Gupta, and Rajshree Sancheti finished seventh in the qualification stage 2 of the women’s 10m air rifle team event.
Other than India, eight other countries have claimed the ten gold medals distributed thus far, but none has more than one.
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