ISSF World Cup: India Win Gold In Women's And Men's Trap Team Events
India won gold medals in both the women's and men's Trap Team events at the ISSF World Cup on Sunday.
India ended their campaign in ISSF World Cup with two gold medals
India won gold medals in the women and men's Trap Team events
India won a total of 30 medals at the ISSF World Cup
The Indian shooting contingent brought the curtains down on a highly successful ISSF World Cup with the women and men's teams clinching gold medals in the Trap events on Sunday. The Indian trio of Shreyasi Singh, Manisha Keer and Rajeshwari Kumari won the gold medal in the women's Trap Team event. In the men's Trap Team event, Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman and Lakshay beat the Slovakian team in the gold medal match to make it 30 medals for India in the shooting World Cup. India topped the medals tally with a whopping 30 medals in total (15 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze). Next best, the USA, were way behind with a total of eight medals (4 gold, 3 silver and one bronze).
The Indian women's Trap team outgunned the Kazakhstan trio 6-0 in the final to give the hosts their 14th gold medal at the shooting World Cup.
Kazakhstan's Sarsenkul Rysbekova, Aizhan Dosmagambetova and Mariya Dmitriyenko started well, hitting the target 11 times but the Indians had 12 hits and took a 2-0 lead.
In the next two series, the Kazakhs struggled big time, managing only 7 and 9 hits, respectively.
India in contrast hit the target 11 times in the 2nd series and 12 times in the third series to romp to a 6-0 win.
The Indian shooters, especially the experienced Shreyasi and Manisha, missed very few shots in the final and proved to be too good for their opponents.
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Shreyasi, Rajeshwari and Manisha scored 321 in the qualification rounds held at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range on Thursday. Kazakhstan's Rysbekova, Dosmagambetova and Dmitriyenko shot a total of 308.
In the men's Trap event, the Indian shooters started slowly, getting 12 hits to their Slovak opponents' 13.
The Indian trio bounced back to win the next series 13-12 to draw level at 2-2.
The Slovaks, though, managed to win the next series 13-11, taking 4-2 lead. With 2 series remaining, the Slovakian team needed to win just one of them to claim the gold medal.
But the Indian team upped their game in the final two series, hitting the target 14 and 13 times, respectively to win the gold medal match 6-4.
(With PTI Inputs)