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India and USA have strengthened their positions in the medal standings in New Delhi

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

At the ISSF World Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in New Delhi Indian team won 5 medals and strengthened its leadership in the medal standings. Hungary, USA, Iran, Qatar, and Kazakhstan won 1 medal each.

Athletes competed for medals in new Mixed Team Olympic events which will be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Skeet team events took place as well.

In the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team the best result was shown by hosts of the tournament Elavenil VALARIVAN and Divyansh Singh PANWAR who were more accurate than the athletes from Hungary Eszter DENES and Istvan PENI in the gold medal match. Third place went to Mary Carolynn TUCKER and Lucas KOZENIESKY from USA. Both Mary and Lucas have won their third medal at the current Cup.

- I think the more events we have, the better. Having additional opportunities out there is good for the athletes and allows the spectators to be engaged in another way through these new team events! - believes Lucas KOZENIESKY from USA.

In 10m Air Pistol Mixed Teams the Indian team won another Gold. Manu BHAKER and Chaudhary SAURABH defeated Golnoush SEBGHATOLLAHI and Javad FOROUGHI from the Islamic Republic of Iran in a bitter struggle. The third place was taken by another team from India - Yashaswini Singh DESWAL and Abhishek VERMA.

Team medals were distributed in Shotgun.

Gold in Skeet Team Men again had the hosts of the competition - Gurjoat KHANGURA, Mairaj Ahmad KHAN, and Angad Vir Singh BAJWA. For athletes this is already the second medal in this event: earlier they won Bronze at the World Cup in Egypt where Skeet Team Men took place for the first time. Silver went to Nasser AL-ATTIYA, Ali Ahmed A O AL-ISHAQ, and Rashid HAMAD from Qatar. Bronze went to Alexandr MUKHAMEDIYEV, Eduard YECHSHENKO and David POCHIVALOV from Kazakhstan.

Zoya KRAVCHENKO, Rinata NASSYROVA, and Olga PANARINA from Kazakhstan won Gold in Skeet Team Women, Parinaaz DHALIWAL, Karttiki Singh SHAKTAWAT, and Ganemat SEKHON from India won Silver.

- It's fun! To me, the stakes are higher and it’s about the collective group being successful to bring in the medal for the country, not just an individual person, - expressed his attitude to team events Lucas KOZENIESKY from USA who had won the Air Rifle Team Men the day before.

The competition continues tomorrow with the Skeet Mixed Team event which is included in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games program. Live broadcasts are available on the ISSF Internet resources.

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