ISSF World Cup: Indian Shooting Team Will Perform Well At Tokyo Olympics, Says Kiren Rijiju
ISSF World Cup: Indian shooters have been in top form in the tournament, with Chinky Yadav clinching a gold medal on Wednesday. Kiren Rijiju was delighted with their displays and said they were well-prepared for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
- Manu Bhaker won a bronze medal on Wednesday
- The Indian skeet mixed team won a gold medal
- India is leading the medal tally
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday expressed delight over the success of the Indian shooters in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun and said the shooters will perform well at the Tokyo Olympics as well. "I am very happy with the ongoing ISSF World Cup as we are number one, leading the medal tally. I congratulate all the athletes who won at this World Cup and also the ones who have qualified for the Olympics. The shooting team will perform very well in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics," Rijiju told ANI.
Earlier in the day, India's Chinky Yadav clinched the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol event. Rahi Sarnobat bagged the silver medal while Manu Bhaker had to settle for bronze. Also, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar clinched the gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event.
Aishwary, 20, defeated world number one Istvan Peni of Hungary in the final. Sanjeev Rajput finished sixth while Niraj Kumar finished at the eighth spot.
"Tomar wins gold! A brilliant gold medal by 20 year-old #TOPSAthlete Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in men's 50m Rifle 3 Position at the @ISSF_Shooting World Cup. This is Tomar's first senior WC individual medal. Many congratulations! #Shooting #WorldCup," the Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted.
India's skeet mixed team, composed of Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Ganemat Sekhon, on Tuesday had won a gold medal. The Indian team defeated Kazakhstan 33-29 in the final to win a gold medal. India had won three more gold medals on Monday.