ISSF World Cup: Sangram Dahiya, Amanpreet Singh clinched silver and bronze each
Source :NewsBharati   Date :28-Oct-2017

New Delhi, October 28: Indian shooters including Sangram Dahiya and Amanpreet Singh shined at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup on Friday after winning silver and a bronze each in their respected categories. 

Notably, double trap exponent Sangram clinched his first-ever senior medal in the tournament after years of toil, while Amanpreet bagged a well-deserved bronze after scoring 202.2 in the men's 50m pistol event. Both shooters were taking part in the prestigious event for the first time. Sangram shot 76 out of 80 targets, three behind gold medalist Hu Binyuan of China. Italy's Gasparani Davi took the bronze.

Sangram had won a gold medal at the Asian Shooting Championship for a junior way back in 2009. While Amanpreet finished behind gold medallist Damir Mikec of Serbia and silver winner Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine.

In the day's other two finals, Denmark's Torben Grimmel won the men's 50m rifle prone with yet another world record score of 250.6 in the final. Germany's reigning Olympic champion Henri Junghaenel won silver with a score of 250.1 while Korea's Kim Jonghyun bagged the bronze with an effort of 228.7.


On the other side, in the women's 25m pistol event, Korea's Kim Minjung won the gold beating China's former world champion Jingjing Zhang in the final. Both Kim and Zhang ended with 34 points each in the final after which Kim prevailed in a shoot-off. Zorana Arunovic of Serbia won the bronze. Earlier, Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu jointly clinched a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the first day of ISSF World Cup Final.