Tokyo Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar clinched a gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle Three Positions at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea.
The 21-year-old Aishwary got the better of 2018 Youth Olympic champion Zalan Peklar of Hungary 16-12 to claim the top prize.
Reigning Junior World Champion Aishwary shot the best qualification score of 593 with 200 each in kneeling and prone, before winding up with 193 in the standing position.
In the final Pekler, who shot a qualification score of 589,
Though Peklar gave a tough challenge in the gold contest, Aishwary kept his cool and brought out the big shots to keep himself ahead in the final moments.
It was the second gold in a World Cup for Aishwary, after the one he won in Delhi last year.
Istvan Peni (589) of Hungary took the bronze in the final while another Indian in the event, Chain Singh (586) finished seventh while three-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput shot 577 to finish 40th.
In more good news coming in, Anjum Moudgil shot 586 to make it to the top-eight in Women’s 50m Rifle Three Positions. The finals will be held on Sunday.
India continued to stay on top of the medals table with four gold, four silver and a bronze medal. Host Korea was second with three gold and a silver, while Serbia followed with three gold medals.