ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2019: As it happened

Catch all the updates and highlights from the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2019 in New Delhi

Updated : Feb 23, 2019 15:37 IST , New Delhi

Apurvi Chandela bags gold hitting 252.9, leaping over the previous milestone of 252.4 set by Zhao Ruozhu, in April 2018 in Korea.
Apurvi Chandela bags gold hitting 252.9, leaping over the previous milestone of 252.4 set by Zhao Ruozhu, in April 2018 in Korea.

Apurvi Chandela bags gold hitting 252.9, leaping over the previous milestone of 252.4 set by Zhao Ruozhu, in April 2018 in Korea.





• In the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (MQS Extra) Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar finishes table top, scoring 1169 - 58x [Kneeling - 393, Prone - 393 and Standing - 383]

• Sanjeev Rajput finishes fourth in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Elimination Relay 2. He notched 1173 - 55x.

• Meghana Sajjanar folds at 625.3 points in the Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification- MQS Extra round.

• Chinki Yadav finishes at 288 points and three places ahead of Sarnobat Rahi in the Precision round of the 25m Pistol Qualification event.

Indian shooters take part in a practice session ahead of the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi on Friday.

• Meanwhile, Elavenil Valarivan notches 625.3 points to hold the 30th slot on the 10m Air Rifle Qualification leaderboard.


Whoa! China's Zhao Ruozhu shatters the world record by scoring 634.0 in Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification. She goes past the previous mark of 633.4 set by Zhu Yingjie in May 2018, updates our correspondent Kamesh Srinivasan from the centre.

• Chinki Yadav scores a 95 in the first series of the Precision round in the 25m Pistol Qaulaification event.


Manu Bhaker puts up a scintillating show at the range! Scores 296/300 in the Precision round. If she manages to start on Sunday from where she is leaving off today, and scores 298 in the Rapid round, she will equal the World record.

• Meanwhile, Akhil Sheoran has completed all the rounds and here is a roundup of his scores: Kneeling - 385, Prone - 386 and Standing - 381.

• Here's how the Indians fared in the 50m Rifle 3 position:



• And she is up top right away! At the end of the first series Manu leads with a score of 98 in the 25m Pistol Precision round.

• Ladies and gentlemen! We have the Sportstar Aces' Young Athlete of the Year, Manu Bhaker , taking her first shot.

• Annu Singh Raj tops the 25m Pistol (MQS) table currently with a score of 287- 12x (95, 98 and 94)

• Akhil Sheoran, at the MQS Extra category of the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, is trailing behind China's Li Jiahong and USA's Brandon Kyle Muske. Here is his target map:


• At the end of Relay 1 of the Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification, Apurvi holds the second position, below China's Zhu Yingjie. Moudgil is at eighth. Relay 2 starts at 11:45 PM IST.



• A 381 and 386 is what Parul Kumar ends up with at the end of the Prone round. He is presently four positions below Chain Singh who is at 34.

• Chain Singh completes the Prone position with 389 points. In the kneeling round he had scored 380.

• Mehuli Ghosh finishes with a score of 631 and currently sits at the top of the table. The maximum points in this round is 654.


• Annu Raj Singh at the MQS Extra- Precision round at the Women's 25m Pistol Qualification is at the second position on the leaderboard with a score of 95 in the first series.

• The Precision round has started at the Women's 25m Pistol Qualification and Rahi Sarnobat is at 7th as of now with a score of 96 in the first series.

• At the Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification, Apurvi Chandela is into the fifth series and has shot 515. Meanwhile, Anjum Moudgil, into the last series now has shot 544.2.

• At the Women's 10m Air Rifle (MQS Extra) Mehuli Ghosh has collected 420.2 out of a maximum possible 436, after the first four series. We have two more series to go.


• Meanwhile, Akhil Sheoran has shot a 385 (95,95,98 and 97) in kneeling position at the MQS Extra in Men's 50m Rifle 3 position.

• We are done with the kneeling round in Men's 50m Rifle 3 position and here's how it stands:



Indians to watch out for on Saturday:

Men's 50m Rifle 3 position: Chain Singh, Sanjeev Rajput, Parul Kumar, Akhil Sheraon(MQS), Pratap Singh Tomar (MQS)

Women's 10m Air Rifle: Apurvi Chandela (Q), Anjum Moudgil (Q), Elavenil Valarivan, Mehuli Ghosh (MQS), Meghana Sajjanar (MQS)

Women's 25m Pistol: Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker, Anuradha, Chinki Yadav, Annu Raj Singh (MQS)


Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan will lead India's charge in women's 10m air rifle event on the first day of competition at the season-opening ISSF shooting World Cup on Saturday.

The immensely talented Mehuli Ghosh will also shoot in Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) at the Dr Karni Singh Range.

READ: ISSF WC: Pakistan Olympic Association hails IOC decision on revoking quota places

They are among 102 competitors from 44 nations in the fray in the women's 10m event. India has secured both its Olympic quotas in the event through Moudgil and Chandela at the World Championships last September.

Vladimir Lisin, president of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) during the opening ceremony of Rifle/Pistol World Cup, at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, on Thursday in New Delhi.

With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revoking the two quotas in the 25m rapid fire pistol event owing to non-issuance of visas to Pakistan shooters, the tournament will now offer 14 quotas for the 2020 Olympic Games instead of the original 16.

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Around 500 shooters from 60 nations, including 23 competitors from host country India, will compete for top honours -- medals and quotas.

ALSO READ: NRAI thankful for saved Olympic quota places

Besides the men's 25m rapid fire pistol and the two 10m mixed team air rifle and air pistol events, the rest of the seven events in the five-day competition will distribute two Olympic quotas each.

India has already won the maximum possible two quota berths in the women's 10m air rifle event and will compete for 12 quotas in six events, besides trying to win medals.

ALSO READ: Olympic quota places taken away over visa denial to Pakistani shooters

It is a world-class field comprising at least six former and reigning Olympic champions, seven former and reigning world champions and several Olympic and World Championship medallists as well as Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champions.

For the first time ever, an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup will be telecast live in 80 countries.

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