Rubina Francis shoots World Record to win Gold & Paralympic Quota

Rubina Francis shoots World Record to win Gold & Paralympic Quota

  
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Rubina Francis of India.

Rubina Francis of India bagged the gold medal in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 at the ongoing World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Lima in Peru.

The 20-year-old Rubina was not very impressive in the qualification with a score of 555 but she was bang on target in the final, finishing far ahead of the rest of the field with a world record of 238.1, 0.4 point better than the earlier world mark.

In March, although Rubina had shot a much better qualification score of 562 at the Al Ain World Shooting Para Sport World Cup but she could only manage an eighth place in the finals then.

Rubina has so far represented India in eight international para-shooting championships. In 2019, Rubina won a bronze in the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Croatia.

Bigaisha Makhayeva of Kazakhstan won the silver with 230.4 (554) while qualification topper Krisztina David of Hungary took the bronze with 211.0 (574).

Another Indian Pooja Agarwal, who had won the team silver on Monday along with Rahul Jhakar and Aurodh Panwar in 25m Pistol Mixed Team, shot 540 to finish 19th in a field of 25 shooters.

The Results:

Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1: 1. Rubina Francis (India) 238.1 (WR) 555; 3. Bigaisha Makhayeva (Kazakhstan) 230.4 (554); 3. Krisztina David (Hungary) 211.0 (574); 19. Pooja Agarwal (India) 540.

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