5 countries won medals on the first day of the World Cup in India

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND

The first ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun since 2019 has started in New Delhi, India.

Representatives of 5 nations won medals in four individual Olympic events.

Lukas KOZENIESKI from the USA won in 10m Air Rifle Men. The first Final at the World Cup was victorious for Lucas. Second place went to Istvan PENI from Hungary who won gold in Rifle 3 Positions at the previous WC in New Delhi. The youngest participant in the Final, 18-year-old Divyansh Singh PANWAR from India, won the Bronze.

Among Women the leader was the representative of the USA as well, the youngest participant of the Final Mary Carolynne TAKER. Another medal for the USA team was brought by Alison Marie WEISS who won Silver. The third was Eszter DENES from Hungary. For all medalists these medals were the first awards at World Cups.

In 10m Air Pistol among Men and Women the hosts of the competitions won 4 medals at once.

In 10m Air Pistol Women Yashaswini Singh DESWAL from India took first place in a bitter struggle ahead of another athlete from India Manu BHAKER. The third was Viktoria CHAIKA from Belarus.

For Men, the intrigue persisted until the last shot. In a bitter struggle the best was Javad FOROUGHI from the Islamic Republic of Iran, for whom this medal became the first in his career at the ISSF competitions. The second was the winner of the last World Cup in India Chaudhary SAURABH from India. Another Indian athlete, Abhishek VERMA, brought to the team a bronze medal.

The competition continues tomorrow. Athletes will compete for medals in Shotgun. And for the first time medals will be awarded in new team events in Rifle/Pistol.

About 300 athletes from 53 nations take part in the World Cup.

The broadcasts of the competitions is available on the ISSF Internet resources.



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