Shahzar Rizvi claims India’s first medal in the ISSF World Cup in Korea

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Shahzar Rizvi claims India’s first medal in the ISSF World Cup in Korea

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SportsCafe Desk

04/24/2018

Shahzar Rizvi has clinched silver for India in the 10m air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Korea. Rizvi had previously won a gold medal in the same event, in his first appearance at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico, but fell short by just 0.2 points this time and had to settle for silver.

Shahzar Rizvi won the first medal for India at the ongoing ISSF World Cup after scoring 239.8 points in the 10m air pistol event which landed him just 0.2 points short of Russian shooter Artem Chernousov, who clinched the gold. The Bronze medal was won by Bulgaria’s Samuil Donkov, who scored 217.1. 

After first two days of a medal drought for the Indian shooters, the onus to bring a medal was on Rizvi, who had won gold at the previous ISSF World Cup held in Mexico and Commonwealth Games medallists Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval 

Both Mitharval and Rai couldn’t make it to the final. However, Rizvi kept the Indian hopes alive and qualified as the sixth best shooter with a score of 582. It was disappointing for the Mitharval and Rai, who finished at 11th and 38th position respectively. Mitharval scored 581, while Rai scored could only score 575. 

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