Para-canoeist Prachi Yadav bags bronze in Paracanoe World Cup in Poland

Para-canoeist Prachi Yadav created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a bronze medal in women's VL2 200m event at the Paracanoe World Cup at Poznan, Poland.

Prachi bagged the bronze with a timing of 1:04.71 seconds behind silver medallist Brianna Hennessy of Canada (1:01.58s) and gold medallist Susan Seipel of Australia (1:01.54s).

It is India's best-ever performance in the event which started on May 26 and will end on Sunday.

Besides, Manish Kaurav (KL3 men 200m) and Manjeet Singh (VL2 men 200m) made it to the finals of their respective events for the first time in the history of the tournament.

Jaideep qualified for the semifinals of VL3 men's 200m event but could not progress further.


SHOOTING - World Cup

Rudrankksh Patil finished joint seventh in 10-metre air rifle in the shooting World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday.

Rundrankksh had qualified in the fourth place, but finished at the bottom in the knock-out stage with Maciej Kowalewicz of Poland, as the two shot 153.7.

In women’s air pistol, qualification topper, Olympic gold medallist Anna Korakaki (586) of Greece finished seventh. Klaudia Bres of Poland beat Camille Jedrzejewski of France 16-14 for the gold, after the two had shot modest scores of 578 and 576 in qualification.

India has restrained from fielding any pistol or shotgun shooter in the World Cup, and has given the nod to only 12 rifle shooters.

- Kamesh Srinivasan