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Shooter Ankur Mittal wins Gold at ISSF World Championship

Shooter Ankur Mittal wins Gold at ISSF World Championship
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Ankur Mittal wins Gold at ISSF World Championship: Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won the gold medal in the double trap event of the ISSF World Championship on Saturday. Indian shooters continue to perform well in the tournament and the 26-year-old shooter, who won many medals in the World Cup, has claims 140 targets in 150, after which he faced China’s Yiyang Yang and  Slovakia’s Hubert Andrzej in Shootoff. In the shoot-off, Mittal defeated Chinese shooter by 4-3 and won the gold medal. While Andrezjes had to satisfy Bronze Medal. Ankur Mittal also teamed up with Mohammad Asab and Sharadul Vihan in the team event to booked the Bronze Medal. These three made 409 points, which was two points lower than Italy who won the gold medal. China secured the silver medal with 410 points.

Shooter Ankur Mittal wins Gold at ISSF World Championship

In other day’s events, two Indian women shooters missed the finals of their own events with very little difference. Anjum Mudgil, who won the 2020 Olympic quota with the silver medal in the 10-meter air rifle, was placed at the ninth place with 1170 points in the qualifying round of 50-meter rifle three-position women. Shooters living at the top eight qualify for the finals. Anjum and eighth-ranked Switzerland’s Nina Kirsten had a similar score. But Nina had 66 targets of Inner 10 while Anjum’s 56 targets were Inner 10.

In junior mixed doubles trap event, Manisha Kiar and Manavaditya Singh Rathore finished second in the qualification with a score of 139 points. In the final, he finished fourth with 24 points. Italy’s Erica Sesa and Lorenzo Ferrari won the gold medal with record 42 points. In women’s 25-meter pistol event, Manu Bhat ranked 10th in the qualifying event with 584 points.

After the seventh day of the competition, India has a total of 20 medals with seven gold, seven silver, and six bronze, and in the Points table, it is ranked third after Korea and China. China is in second place. India has won two quota places for the Olympics from the world championship, which is its best performance in this competition.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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