Deepender Singh won gold and also set a new world record of 238.3 in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol at the Para Shooting World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.
After qualifying with a top score of 578 (98,96,98,94,95,97), Deepender led right through the 24-shot final to clinch the yellow metal.
The achievement becomes even more special for the 23-year-old Deepender as this was his first ever international competition.
The 16-year-old, Manish Narwal won the silver with a score of 236.6 which was also good enough to rewrite the junior world record.
Earlier, Manish shot the second best qualification score of 568 (92,93,97,97,94,95).
The bronze was won by Marco De La Rosa of USA with a score of 211.0.
The third Indian in the fray, Akash shot 548 (96,90,91,93,90,88) to finish 13th in a field of 23 shooters.
Deepender along with Manish and Akash also won team gold for India with a combined score of 1694. Korea won silver with 1690 and USA won bronze with 1624.
Men’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Deepender Singh (IND) 238.3 (578); 2. Manish Narwal (IND) 236.6 (568); 3. Marco De La Rosa (USA) 211.0 (557).
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team: 1. India (1694); 2. Korea (1690); 3. USA (1624).