India finishes on ninth spot in Nicosia Shotgun World Cup with one silver

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The trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Vivaan Kapoor misplaced 2-6 to Kuwait within the males’s lure remaining to clinch a silver as India completed a disappointing ninth within the yr’s first Worldwide Capturing Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Shotgun in Nicosia, Cyprus.

India was represented by an 11-member shotgun contingent within the occasion, based on a launch issued by the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation of India (NRAI).

Within the 12-team qualification spherical, the Indian workforce shot admirably properly for a rating of 214 out of 225, enabling a second-place end to Kuwait, who topped with 217.

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The Kuwaiti dominance then prolonged within the remaining because the Indians got here out second greatest. Poland beat Turkey 6-4 to bag the bronze medal.

Amongst different notable performances, two-time Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan shot 119 out of 125, together with two good collection of 25 every, however nonetheless missed out on a semifinal spot by some extent. He completed ninth amongst medal contenders in a area of over 100.

Near 350 athletes from round 50 international locations participated within the Shotgun World Cup in Nicosia, the place 14 nations gained medals.

Italy completed on the high of the standings with three of the ten gold medals on provide, whereas Turkey got here second and Slovakia third. 

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