India tops medal tally at ISSF World Cup

India tops medal tally at ISSF World Cup

Abhishek Verma

India topped the chart for the second consecutive ISSF World Cup and for the third time in the history of shooting by bagging three gold and a silver medal at the Beijing edition of the prestigious competition.

India topped the medals tally with three gold and one silver medal ahead of hosts China (2 gold, 2 silver. 1 bronze) who won five medals in total.

In the last edition in New Delhi, India had jointly topped the standings with Hungary.

Divyansh Singh Panwar

For India, while Anjum Moudgil and young Divyansh Singh Panwar started the medal hunt with a gold in the mixed 10m air rifle, the teenaged pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary backed them up with another yellow metal in the mixed 10m air pistol.

Divyansh then won a silver along with an Olympic quota in the men’s 10m Air Rifle while Abhishek Verma followed it up the next day with a gold and a quota in the men’s 10m air pistol.

Other notable performances were from Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil who finished 4th and 6th respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle.