16 Jul 2022

ISSF World Cup: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins men's 50m 3P gold

Junior world champion Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, all 21, claimed gold in the men's 50m 3-position (3P) event, defeating Hungary's Zakan Pekler 16-12 in the gold medal match on the seventh day of the ongoing International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) ). ) Round of the Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup in Changwon, Korea. It was the second gold in the ISSF World Cup for the youngster and the fourth in the competition for India, helping them retain the top spot in the rankings.

After showing incredible form topping the qualifiers on Friday, Aishwary went wire-to-wire and also topped the scoring round early Saturday morning with a score of 409.8 to become the decider. Pekler shot a 406.7 to join him.

In the final, Pekler put up a good challenge but Aishwary was always ahead and in control and delivered big shots when it mattered to finish like a pro.

India missed out on another medal as Manu Bhaker finished fourth in the women's 25m pistol after shooting extremely well to make it to the medal round. Her first task of the morning was to qualify for the ranking matches and she fired a steady rapid-fire round of 293 to qualify seventh with a total effort of 581.

She then moved to the top of the four women's rankings and was just two shots short of a four-shot 5-stroke streak. Her score of 18 was four better than Singapore's Teh Xiu Hong, who followed her to eventually win the gold.

The law of averages likely caught up with Manu in the medal round as she became the first out in the fourth with just nine hits after a five-shot fourth.

More good news coming, Anjum Moudgil qualified sixth for the women's 3P points round with a qualifying score of 586. The final is on Sunday.

India currently leads the medal tally with four gold, four silver and one bronze medal.

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