Mihika Poore wins gold in Czech Republic

After being tied on 249.0 in the final with Julia Simon of Germany, Mihika won the gold in the shoot-off 10.4 to 10.3.

Mihika Poore did have a 0.4 point lead before the last shot in the final but tied owing to a below par 9.2 last shot. (Representational Image)   -  Getty Images

Mihika Poore delivered the winning hit in the tie-shoot to bag the women’s air rifle gold in the Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition, in Plzen, Czech Republic.

After being tied on 249.0 in the final with Julia Simon of Germany, Mihika won the gold in the shoot-off 10.4 to 10.3. She did have a 0.4 point lead before the last shot in the final but tied owing to a below par 9.2 last shot.

Mihika had done well to qualify with a score of 624.8 in the fourth place, two slots below compatriot and Asian champion Pooja Ghatkar, who missed a medal by 0.2 points.

World University Games champion Vinita Bhardwaj was 19th among 114 shooters, while World Cup silver medallist Lajja Gauswami placed tenth with 622.9, as she missed the final by 0.4 points. This was the second gold for India following the air pistol gold by P. Shri Nivetha.

In men’s rifle 3-position, Gagan Narang shot 1,157 and placed 35th. In men’s rapid fire pistol, Arpit Goel was the best among the Indians as he shot 569 for the 18th spot.

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The results:

Men:

25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Martin Strnad (Cze) 34 (582); 2. Martin Podhrasky (Cze) 33 (578); 3. Christian Reitz (Ger) 28 (585); 18. Arpit Goel 569; 26. Rushiraj Barot 566; 30. Shivraj Pradip Sase 564; 40. Jujhar Singh 559; 43. Akshay Ashtaputre 556; 46. Thomas George 554; 47. Subhash Rana 553; 49. Vikrant Ghaisas 549; 57. Gurmeet 522; 58. Ankush Bhardwaj 518; 59. Monarch Kumar 510; 61. Shivendra Mohan 500; 62. Prashant Lakra 494; 63. Rajan Naveen 482; 64. Rajesh Verma 480; 65. Abdul Rahim Shamnath 414; 66. Nitin Kumar Sharma 317.

50m rifle 3-position: 1. Matthew Emmons (US) 459.1 (1183); 2. Valerian SSauveplane (Fra) 458.3 (1172); 3. Peit Nymbursky (Cze) 447.5 (1173); 35. Gagan Narang 1157; 75. Monu Kumar 1145; 90. Jyotish Konwar 1132; 95. Brahamapuri Gauswami 1128; 106. Ritesh Tanwer 1111;

Women:

10m air rifle: 1. Mihika Poore 249.0 (10.4) 624.8; 2. Julia Simon (Ger) 249.0 (10.3) 623.4; 3. Johanna Teresa Tripp (Ger) 227.8 (624.2); 4. Pooja Ghatkar 206.6 (625.4); 10. Lajja Gauswami 622.9; 19. Vinita Bhardwaj 621.6; 32. Aashi Rastogi 619.3; 64. Rubaiyat Singh Takhar 616.1; 88. Nancy Turna 68.8; 92. Chambyal Shefali 607.3; 96. Anshika 604.2; 101. Deeya Chopra 602.6; 103. Shagun Thakur 602.0; 104. Ratinder Kaur 597.4; 105. Jannaturn Naher Khatun 595.8; 108. Sangeet Sethi 593.3; 111. Shweta Kakar 590.2; 112. Tamanna Mehta 589.8; 113. Shinam Thakur 588.8; 114. Kismattdeep Kaur 543.4.