ISSF World Cup: Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane win gold, India placed third with four medals

Indian shooters at ISSF World Cup. (Pic Credit: SAI)
Indian shooters at ISSF World Cup. (Pic Credit: SAI)

The Indian shooting contingent is going strong at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea, with two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal so far.

After a remarkable outing on Day 3, India are currently placed in third position with two golds and one bronze medal, behind Serbia and China.

It all started when Arjun Babuta humbled the 2021 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Lucas Kozeniesky, pulling off a major upset to win India's first gold medal at the shooting event.

In a thrilling summit clash, the youngster stunned the American shooter 17-9 in the men's 10m Air Rifle event on July 11.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ begins Day-3 of ISSF World Cup, Changwon with 2๏ธโƒฃ medals!! #MehuliGhosh/ #TusharManeShahu won ๐Ÿฅ‡in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team after defeating ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ 17-13 #ShivaNarwal/ #Palak clinched ๐Ÿฅ‰after a dominating performance over ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (16-0) in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Congrats ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Meanwhile, Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team final at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup on Wednesday (July 13).

The Indian duo defeated the Hungarian pair of Eszter Meszaros and Istvan Pen 17-13 to win India's second gold medal.

In the 10m Air Pistol mixed event, the Indian pair of Palak and Shiva Narwal bagged bronze medals after dominating Kazakhstan's shooters Irina Loktionova and Valeriy Rakhimzhan as the scoreboard read 16-0 in the third-place play-offs.

Medal Alert! ๐Ÿฅ‰Shiva Narwal and Palak win the Bronze Medal at the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon. They beat Kazakhstan 16-0. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐ŸŽ‰Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ#IndianSports #Shooting

Earlier, the Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor & Bhowneesh Mendiratta lost to Slovakia's Drobny Adrian, Slamka Michal and Olejnik Hubert Andrzej to settle for a silver medal in the men's trap team gold medal clash.

The Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor & Bhowneesh Mendiratta hve won ๐Ÿฅˆ in the Trap Team Men competition at the @ISSF_Shooting #worldcup in #Changwon #Korea This is Indiaโ€™s 3rd medal of the day n 4th overall. Congratulations! @Media_SAI @WeAreTeamIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Indian shooting team for 2022 ISSF World Cup

A strong 49-member shooting contingent, including shooters, coaches, and support staff, is all set for the 2022 ISSF World Cup, which is underway in Changwon, Korea.

The Indian shooting team has a mix of experienced as well as new shooters representing the nation at the event. The athletes in the contingent include:

Pistol: Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala, Esha Singh, Yuvika Tomar, Palak, Rhythm Sangwan

Rifle: Elavenil Valarivan, Anjum Moudgil, Arjun Babuta, Ramita, Sanjeev Rajput Mane Shahu Tushar, Makhija Paarth, and Mehuli Ghosh

Shotgun Skeet: Mairaj Ahmad Khan

Trap: Vivaan Kapoor, Prithviraj Tondaiman, Mendiratta Bhowneesh

Also read: Paralympic double medal-winning shooter Avani Lekhara becomes World No. 1

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