ISSF World Cup: Bhaker-Mitharval pair clinch gold; Deepak-Mehuli Gosh clinch bronze in mixed events, India’s medal tally reaches seven

06 March 2018, 11:04 AM
Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval - File Photo
Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval - File Photo

Indian shooters continued to hit bulls eye in the ISSF World Cup as teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker who had won her first World Cup gold medal on Sunday in the 10m Air Pistol event, added another to her tally in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event.

Along with partner Om Prakash Mitharval, Bhaker won the gold medal in the mixed team event. Manu and Mitharval totaled 476.1 in the final and won India's third gold medal here. The bronze medal helped take India’s tally to seven in the ongoing tournament in Mexico.

Meanwhile, Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh bagged bronze in the mixed team event at Shooting World Cup late on Monday night.

Deepak and Mehuli, competing as India 2, shot 435.1 in the five team final, finishing behind the Romanian pair of Alin Moldoveanu and Laura-Georgeta Coman who shot 498.4 for Silver. China’s Xu Hong and Chen Keduo won gold in a world record score of 502.0.

The pair of Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela who competed as India 1, also made it to the finals and finished fourth on a score of 392.6, ahead of the second Chinese pair, who also made it to the finals.

It was Mehuli’s second medal of the competition after having won bronze on the first day of competition, in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle.Deepak Kumar also had luck smiling on him finally, after getting beaten by teammate Ravi in a shoot-off for the bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event on competition day two.

First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:40 AM
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