ISSF World Cup shooting Final: Sangram Dahiya and Amanpreet Singh

Sangram Dahiya maintained India’s double trap tradition intact by claiming second spot after Amanpreet Singh bronze in ISSF Final.


India’s Sangram Dahiya won silver in men’s double trap and Amanpreet Singh bronze in 50m free pistol to give the hosts their first individual medals in the ISSF World Cup Shooting Final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Friday.

Amanpreet Singh’s third spot in the 50m free pistol gave India their first individual medal. He once again showed his temperament by withstanding pressure despite an uneven day through the qualification and final rounds.

The 28-year-old gave a tough competition to Hu Binyuan of China before eventually finishing second to pick up silver.

Dahiya shot 76 out of 80 targets, three behind gold-medallist Hu Binyuan (79), who set a new world record.

Meanwhile, Italy’s Davide Gasparini (56) picked up bronze after scoring 56 points.
Sangram’s first-ever medal in senior level. He won a gold at the Asian Shooting Championship as a junior shooter way back in 2009, in the event made famous by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

This was India’s third medal at the ISSF year-end event. Heena Sindhu and Jitu Rai had won the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol mixed-team event on Tuesday.

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Amanpreet stayed in the third spot till the end, claiming bronze with a total score of 202.2 points in the final. The top two were way ahead with winner Damir Mikec tallying 229.3 and Oleh Omlechuck 228.0 in the final round.

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