India continued its strong performance at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Changwon, Korea, with Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Mane Shahu winning the gold medal by defeating Hungary’s Eszter Meszaros and Istvan Peni in the finals of 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team. The Indian duo registered an emphatic 17-13 win.
Shiva Narwal and Palak added another medal to India’s tally by winning bronze in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event.
Following the two results on Wednesday, India jumped to the second spot in the medals tally with two gold and one bronze so far.
Mehuli and Tushar ensured India’s second medal of the event after topping their 10m Air Rifle Mixed team qualifiers with a sizzling 634.4 after 60-shots.
Two other pairs, namely Naveen and Rhythm Sangwan in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team and Arjun Babuta and Elavenil Valarivan in the corresponding Rifle competition could not make the grade as both finished in the eighth position.
Arjun and Elavenil shot 627.8 for their eighth-placed finish while Naveen and Rhythm finished on a total of 570.
In the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, India had three qualifiers in the top eight ranking round but Naveen came closest to a medal, finishing fourth with an effort of 250.7. Shiva Narwal was fifth with 199.7 while Sagar Dangi was sixth with 199.2.
In the Women’s 10m Air Pistol, India’s lone ranking round qualifier Yuvika Tomar ended seventh with 147.1 to her name.