Good Sports: FIVE SHOOTING MEDALS
India didn’t win any medals in shooting at the Rio Olympics, but the country still boasts some of the world’s best shooters. They showed their prowess by winning five medals at the shooting World Cup in New Delhi.
Only China, with 12, won more medals than India. Leading the way for the host nation was two-time Olympian Jitu Rai, who won gold in the men’s 50-meter pistol and bronze in the 10-meter air pistol. Amanpreet Singh joined Rai on the podium for the 50-meter pistol event as a silver medalist, while Ankur Mittal and Pooja Ghatkar won silver and bronze in men’s double trap and women’s air rifle respectively.
“It’s amazing to win this gold medal, during the first combined World Cup held here in India, in front of my supporters,” Rai told PTI. “It’s a great honor and a true emotion to see the Indian flag atop the podium.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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