ISSF World Cup Final: Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu clinch gold for India in Air Pistol mixed team event

24 October 2017, 12:29 PM
Jitu Rai - File Photo
Jitu Rai - File Photo

The Indian mixed team comprising of Olympians Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu produced a stellar round of shooting to give India their first gold medal in the 2017 ISSF World Cup Final being held in New Delhi.

Rai, a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist, and Sidhu, also a former Commonwealth Games gold-winner, picked up their third gold together in the mixed team event, being held officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup.

The mixed team competitions were organised as test events in the World Cups held earlier this year and will be making their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Rai and Sidhu qualified for the finals as top of the table today and comfortably claimed the gold by pipping France, who secured the silver medal. China settled for the bronze medal in the event. 

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:18 PM
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