ISSF Shooting World Cup: Mehuli-Tushar secure second gold for India

In the 10m Air Pistol mixed event, the Indian pair of Palak and Shiva Narwal bagged bronze after clinching the third place play-off.

Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane with the mixed air rifle gold in the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea.

Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane with the mixed air rifle gold in the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea. | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

In the 10m Air Pistol mixed event, the Indian pair of Palak and Shiva Narwal bagged bronze after clinching the third place play-off.

It was another golden day for Indian shooting as Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane combined to beat Eszter Meszaros and Istvan Peni of Hungary 17-13 for the mixed air rifle gold in the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea, on Wednesday.

The Indian pair had topped qualification with 634.3 and asserted itself in the gold match against top-class opposition.

The men’s trap team of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor and Bhowneesh Mendiratta was beaten to the gold 6-2 by Slovakia. The Indian trio had topped qualification with 213, one point ahead of the Slovaks but could not conjure up a similar effort in the final.

There was more to follow, as the mixed pistol team of Palak Ghulia and Shiva Narwal blanked Kazakhstan 16-0 to bag one of the two bronze medals.

India also assured itself at least two more medals for Thursday, as the men’s and women’s air rifle teams qualified for the gold match.

Arjun Babuta, Shahu Tushar Mane and Paarth Makhija topped the men’s air rifle team in the second stage with 629.7 to set up a gold match against Korea.

The women’s air rifle team of Ramita Jindal, Elavenil Valarivan, Mehuli Ghosh topped with 631.5 in the second stage. They will also face the Koreans for the gold.

With two gold, a silver and a bronze, India jumped to the joint second spot on the medals table with China. Serbia leads with three gold medals.

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