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India’s Om Prakash Mitharval bags 50m Pistol Men world title

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

The Indian 23-year-old climbed up the standings, securing the gold medal with a strong performance in the final phase of the match. The silver and bronze medal was respectively awarded to Damir Mikec of Serbia and Lee Daemyung of the Republic of Korea.

Om Prakash Mitharval of India ruled the 50m Pistol Men event, claiming his country’s third gold medal at the ISSF World Championship in Changwon (KOR).

 

The Indian 23-year-old opened his match with two average series of 92 and 90 points, then progressively climbing up the table: in his third round, indeed, Mitharval signed a fantastic 97, then sealing his victory with a 95-96-94 combination.

 

Serbia’s 34-year-old Damir Mikec placed 2nd, finishing only 2 points behind his Indian rival, at 562. The podium was completed by Republic of Korea’s Lee Daemyung, who scored 560 points and finished with the bronze medal around his neck.

 

Daemyung also clibmed atop the team podium with his teammates, winning gold with 1670 total points. The team silver went to Seriba, who totalized 1667 points, while the bronze was awarded to the People’s Republic of China with 1661.

 

The ISSF World Championship in Changwon will continue tomorrow with two more finals: the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Junior, scheduled at 10:45 am (UTC+9:00), and the 10m Air Pistol Women Junior, taking place at 12:45 pm.

 

Footage of the Olympic events will be distributed worldwide via EBU and broadcasted live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.

 

Live results, news and updates will be available on www.issf-sports.org and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti