Changwon World Cup: Indian men clinch gold in 10m air rifle team event, women’s team bags silver

The men’s 10m air rifle team clinched India’s third gold medal at the ongoing World Cup, while the women’s 10m air rifle team bagged second posi

Arjun Babuta (L) and Paarth Makhija were a part of the team that won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle team competition at the World Cup in Changwon.

Arjun Babuta (L) and Paarth Makhija were a part of the team that won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle team competition at the World Cup in Changwon. | Photo Credit: -

The men’s 10m air rifle team clinched India’s third gold medal at the ongoing World Cup, while the women’s 10m air rifle team bagged second position.

India won its third gold through men’s air rifle team, but missed three other gold medals in the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea, on Thursday.

Arjun Babuta, Shahu Tushar Mane and Paarth Makhija had a thrilling gold medal match against Korea, prevailing 17-15, which was quite competitive in the first and second stage of qualification as well.

It was the second gold Arjun after his individual gold, and the second for Shahu Mane after the mixed air rifle gold with Mehuli Ghosh.

The women’s air rifle team of Ramita Jindal, Elavenil Valarivan and Mehuli Ghosh was beaten by the Koreans 16-10, after having been dominant in the first and second stage of qualification.

The men’s air pistol team of Italy beat the Indian trio of Shiva Narwal, Naveen and Sagar Dangi 17-15 for the gold. It was another close contest as Italy beat Indian team of Palak Ghulia, Rhythm Sangwan and Yuvika Tomar 16-12 for the women’s air pistol gold.

In mixed trap, the Indian pairs of Preeti Rajak-Prithviraj Tondaiman (135) and Neeru-Bhowneesh Mendiratta (134) finished ninth and tenth respectively.

Overall, it was a good day for India as it jumped to the top of the medals table with three gold, four silver and a bronze. Korea was second with three gold and a silver, while Serbia slipped from the top to the third spot with its three gold medals.

The results:
Air rifle men team: 1. India (Arjun Babuta, Shahu Tushar Mane, Paarth Makhija) 17 (629.7) 942.3; 2. Korea (Bang Seungho, Kim Sangdo, Park Hajun) 15 (627.3) 942.4; 3. Czech Republic 16 (624.9) 939.9; 4. Japan 10 (625.1) 937.1.
Air rifle women team: 1. Korea (Keum Jihyeon, Lee Eunseo, Gwon Dayeong) 16 (627.3) 939.8; 2. India (Ramita Jindal, Elavenil Valarivan, Mehuli Ghosh) 10 (631.5) 941.8; 3. Hungary 16 (625.4) 941.7; 4. Czech Republic 8 (626.2) 934.1.
Air pistol team men: 1. Italy (Paolo Monna, Alessio Torracchi, Luca Tesconi) 17 (582) 863; 2. India (Shiva Narwal, Naveen, Sagar Dangi) 15 (581) 867; 3. Uzbekistan 16 (571) 862; 4. Kazakhstan 14 (572) 862.
Air pistol team women: 1. Korea (Yoo Hyunyoung, Kim Minjung, Kim Bomi) 16 (572) 859; 2. India (Palak Ghulia, Rhythm Sangwan, Yuvika Tomar) 12 (571) 854; 3. Singapore 16 (562) 849; 4. Japan 10 (561) 850.
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