INDIA CLINCH GOLD MEDALS IN MEN’S & WOMEN’S 10M AIR PISTOL TEAM EVENT

NEW DELHI : India clinched gold medals in both women’s and men’s 10m Air Pistol team event at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun here on Sunday.

The women’s team of Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal, and Parmanatham Nivetha scored 16 to win the medal.

The Indian men’s 10m air pistol team comprising of Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, and Shahzar Rizvi on Sunday clinched the gold medal in the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi.

The Indian team defeated Vietnam 17-11 in the finals and as a result, the three members brought another gold medal in India’s kitty in the ongoing World Cup.

On Saturday, Saurabh Chaudhary won a silver medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event while Abhishek Chaudhary won a bronze medal in the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup.

Yashaswini Deswal had clinched India’s first gold medal in the ongoing World Cup on Saturday as she shot 238.8 in the women’s 10m air pistol final.

Meanwhile, two more Indian shooters tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun which began at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range (DKSSR) on Friday.

Both are rapid-fire shooters and have been shifted to hospital, a National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official told ANI. On Saturday, two Indian shooters and an international shooter had tested positive for Covid-19.

The roommates of the Covid-19 positive athletes were isolated and the two Indian shooters were quarantined. However, their teammates returned a negative Covid-19 result. Both Indian shooters were from the 10m air pistol category.

“Two Indian shooters have been tested positive for Covid. Their roommates are placed in isolation. Both shooters are 10m air pistol category and quarantined as per the protocol. An international shooter has also tested positive,” a source in the NRAI had told ANI. In addition, ahead of the showpiece event, an unnamed international shooter had also tested positive for coronavirus.

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