New Delhi, February 25: Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar on Friday clinched the Bronze medal in the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. Notably, Ghatkar clinched bronze with a score of 228.8 in the final round.
Meanwhile, China’s Mengyao Shi won the gold medal with 252.1 while setting a new world record in the event. Her Chinese compatriot Dong Lijie bagged the silver with a score of 248.9. In Men's 10-metre air rifle final, Deepak Kumar finished fifth with a score of 185.4. Another Indian, Ravi Kumar, was placed eighth with 122.0. The event was won by China's Wong Buhan with a World Record score of 249.5. Peter Sidi of Hungary took the Silver, while Atsushi Shimada bagged the Bronze.
Penny Smith of Australia won the gold medal in women’s trap with a world record score of 40, Italy’s Jessica Rossi bagged silver, while Mopsi Veromaa of Finland had to be content with the bronze. At the end of day one, China led the medal standings with two gold and one silver, while India was fifth overall. The other gold of the day went to Australia.
Interestingly, this was Ghatkar’s first World Cup medal. Earlier, she has won gold in the Asian Air Gun Championship in 2014. The shooter narrowly missed an Olympic berth last year even after winning the bronze at the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition as Ayonika Paul won silver.