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ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai wins gold, Amanpreet Singh bags silver in 50m air pistol event

New Delhi: Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai continued his dream run in the ongoing ISSF World Cup as he clinched a gold medal in 50m air pistol event.

Jitu, who was struggling in the final, stunned everybody with a remarkable comeback and in the process created a new world record with 230.1 pts in final.

It was a double celebration for the Indian team as Amanpreet Singh won a silver medal in the same event.

India have now taken their tally to three in the tournament.

Jitu had on Tuesday won a Bronze medal in 10m air pistol event of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

Jitu, who earlier won a gold medal in mixed trap event, won his second medal of the tournament with a score of 216.7 in the final.

On Monday, Ankur Mittal doubled the nation’s happiness by bagging the biggest prize of his career – a silver in the men’s Double Trap event.

The 25-year old, whose father Ashok Mittal and elder brother Ajay Mittal are also renowned shotgun shooters, brought smile on several Indians’ faces, who were left dissapointed with the shooting fraternity’s performance at Rio Olymmpics.

Earlier, Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai clinched the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

The Indian duo won the first-ever medal in the discipline by beating Japan in the finals at the Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Source: Zee News