Sangram Dahiya shoots silver in ISSF World Cup Final

Sangram Dahiya shoots silver in ISSF World Cup Final

  
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Sangram Dahiya wins silver medal in Men's Double Trap. Photo: indianshooting.com

Sangram Dahiya won the silver medal — his first ever major international medal in the senior category — in Men’s Double Trap while World No. 1 Ankur Mittal finished 4th at the ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi.

The 27-year-old Dahiya shot 76 targets to clinch the second spot at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Sangram qualified for the finals with a career-best and the highest qualification score of 144 (29,28,28,30,29) while Ankur had qualified in the second place with 139 (26,27,28,29,29).

Ankur Mittal during the finals of Men’s Double Trap. Photo: indianshooting.com

Mittal who has been in red hot form this season, with a World Championship silver apart from gold and silver in the World Cups, slipped to the 4th position, crushing 45 out of 50 targets.

China’s Hu Binyuan won the gold with a New World Record of 79.

The 39-year-old Hu just missed one target towards the end of the 80 shot finals to claim his first crystal globe of his multi-decorated career which includes a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and adding to the bronze he claimed at the World Championship in Moscow last September.

The experienced Hu had previously won six silver and a bronze medal in the World Cup Final.

Italy’s Davide Gasparini won the bronze after shooting a score of 56 out of 60. This was Gasparini’s second bronze in a World Cup Final.

The 15-year-old Shapath Bharadwaj, competing in his maiden World Cup Final, missed the final by three points after registering a score of 133 (25,30,26,27,25).

The Results:

Men’s Double Trap: 1. Hu Binyuan (Chn) 79 (WR) 137(6); 2. Sangram Dahiya (IND) 76 (144); 3. Davide Gasparini (Ita) 56 (137)5; 4. Ankur Mittal (IND) 45 (139); 11. Shapath Bharadwaj (IND) 133. 

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