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    ISSF World Cup: Rhythm Sangwan opens India’s account in Baku


    Rhythm Sangwan of India staged a fantastic comeback to claim the bronze in women’s 10m air pistol at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

    Rhythm finished on the podium behind two former World and Olympic champions Anna Korakaki and Olena Kostevych on Wednesday.

    With the ISSF reverting to the old format, it was simple qualification followed by the 24-shot final for the top eight.

    After qualifying with the second best score of 581, the 19-year-old Rhythm handled the final well to clinch her maiden senior individual medal in the World Cup. Qualification topper Jiang Ranxin (588) of China was placed seventh.

    Another Indian Esha Singh (579) also made the final but ended up sixth after a very shaky start with three shots in the eight-ring.

    A third Olympic champion in the final, Tokyo Mixed Team winner Jiang Ranxin of China had topped the qualification with 588, seven ahead of second-best Kim Bomi of Korea.

    Divya TS, the third Indian in contention, shot 575 to finish 17th.

    In men 10m air pistol, Sarabjot Singh, the gold medallist in Bhopal World Cup, was placed fourth, after having topped the qualification with 589.

    The gold was won by Sajad Poorhosseini of Iran, silver was won by Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine while Robin Walter of Germany took the bronze.