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Indian shooting team finishes as No. 1 ranked side in 2019 ISSF World Cups

Indian shooting team finishes as No. 1 ranked side in 2019 ISSF World Cups
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Sarah Waris

Published: 12 Jan 2020 9:56 AM GMT

With unprecedented 21 gold medals, six silver, and three bronze, the Indian shooting contingent finished as the most successful team in the 2019 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup series, with China trailing behind with 11 gold medals. The World Cups last year also served as a qualification tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Recapping India's performance in the ISSF World Cups in 2019

New Delhi World Cup

Gold - Apurvi Chandela (10 metre air rifle) - 252.9 points (World Record)

Gold - Saurabh Chaudhary (10 metre air pistol) - 245 points (World Record)

Silver - Divyansh Singh Panwar (10 metre air rifle) - 249 points

Gold - Chaudhary/Bhaker (mixed team; 10 metre air pistol) - 483.4 points

Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary (Image source: Google / Hindustan Times)

Beijing World Cup

Gold - Abhishek Verma (10 metre air pistol) - 242.7 points

Gold - Chaudhary/Bhaker (mixed team; 10 metre air pistol) - 16 points

Gold - Panwar/Anjum Moudgil (mixed team; 10 metre air rifle) - 17 points

Munich World Cup

Gold - Rahi Sarnobat (25 metre pistol) - 37 points

Gold - Apurvi Chandela (10 metre air rifle) - 251 points

Gold - Saurabh Chaudhary (10 metre air pistol) - 246.3 points

Gold - Chaudhary/Bhaker (mixed team; 10m metre air pistol) - 17 points

Gold - Panwar/Anjum Moudgil (mixed team; 10 metre air rifle) - 16 points

Silver - Chandela/Deepak Kumar (mixed team; 10 metre air rifle)

Rio de Janeiro World Cup

Gold - Yashaswini Singh Deswal (10 metre air pistol) - 236.7 points

Gold - Elavenil Valarivan (10 metre air rifle) - 251.7 points

Gold - Abhishek Verma (10 metre air pistol) - 244.2 points

Silver - Sanjeev Rajput (50 metre rifle three positions) - 462 points

Bronze - Saurabh Chaudhary (10 metre air pistol) 221.9 points

Gold - Chaudhary/Bhaker (mixed team; 10 metre air pistol) - 17 points

Gold - Deepak/Chandela (mixed team; 10 metre air rifle) - 16 points

Silver - Verma/Deswal (mixed team; 10 metre air pistol) - 15 points

Bronze - Panwar/Moudgil (mixed team; 10 metre air rifle)

Saurabh Chaudhary & Abhishek Verma (Image source: Facebook / Saurabh Chaudhary)

Final

Gold - Manu Bhaker (10 metre air pistol) - 244.7 points

Gold - Elavenil Valarivan (10 metre air rifle) - 250.8 points

Gold - Panwar (10 metre air rifle) - 250.1 points

In the mixed team events in the Finals that were held in Putian, China, Bhaker, partnering Artem Chernousov of Russia bagged gold in the 10 metre air pistol event, while Chaudhary returned with silver alongside Anna Korakaki of Greece. India returned with a bronze in the event as well, with Shahzar Rizvi, partnering Zorana Arunovic of Serbia.

In the 10 metre air rifle mixed team event at China, Panwar and Chandela returned with two medals (gold and silver respectively). While Panwar partnered Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia, Chandela teamed up with China's Zhang Changhong.

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