Mairaj Khan wins historic Skeet gold in shooting World Cup | Shooting News

0
1

Veteran Indian archer Mairaj Ahmed Khan made history on Monday by winning the country’s first-ever ISSF World Cup gold medal in the men’s skeet in Changwon. In the 40-shot final, the 46-year-old from Uttar Pradesh shot 37 to finish ahead of Korean Minsu Kim (36) and Briton Ben Llewellin (26), who won silver and bronze respectively. The shooter shot 119/125 over two days of qualifying before coming through in a five-time shoot-off en route to his first individual gold.

The two-time Olympian, this year’s oldest member of the Indian contingent in Changwon, had won silver at the 2016 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

See also  Bhowneesh Mendiratta earns India's first quota for 2024 Olympics in shooting | Shooting News

Earlier in the day, the trio of Anjum Moudgil, Ashi Chouksey and Sift Kaur Samra won bronze in the women’s 50m rifle 3P team event.

The Indians defeated the Austrian team of Sheileen Waibel, Nadine Ungerank and Rebecca Koeck 16-6 in the bronze medal match to comfortably secure a podium finish.

But the day undoubtedly belonged to Khan. After finishing 119, he competed for two final qualifying places along with four others, including two-time Olympic medalist Abdullah Al Rashidi of Kuwait.

See also  Aishwary Tomar wins gold in Changwon Shooting World Cup | Shooting News

When Shotaro Toguchi of Japan missed his eighth shoot-off shot, he was assured of a top eight spot.

In the ranking round he had to take on another round of 30 goals against the German Sven Korte, the Korean Minki Cho and the Cypriot Nicolas Vasilou. He topped the round with 27 hits while Sven followed him to the medal round with 25 hits.

In other results, Vijayveer Sidhu made it through the rankings but failed to advance to the medal rounds, while Anish and Sameer failed to clear the first hurdle in the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol.

See also  'What Rohit Sharma did was good, he warned Dinesh Karthik': Robin Uthappa on 1st T20I incident

Vijayveer shot 584 in qualifying to finish sixth, while Anish shot 582 for 12th and Sameer 566 for 30th.

promoted

Mufaddal Deesawala finished 23rd in women’s skeet shooting, out of 108.

With one gold and bronze on Monday, India remained at the top of the medal tally with 13 podiums (5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze).

Topics mentioned in this article

.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here