Indian Women Trio Clinch Gold Medal in ISSF World Cup Women's 10m Air Pistol Team Event

Indian Women Trio Clinch Gold Medal in ISSF World Cup Women's 10m Air Pistol Team Event

By: WE Staff | Friday, 4 March 2022

The Indian trio of Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh, and Ruchita Vinerkar won the gold medal in the ISSF World Cup women's 10m air pistol team event.

The Indians shot 16 in the gold medal match to earn the country's third medal, and second gold, in the year's first World Cup. India is in first place with three medals, two gold and one silver.

Sandra Reitz, Andrea Katharina Heckner, and Carina Wimmer of Germany were awarded silver after finishing sixth in the competition.

On their journey to the gold medal match, the three Indian ladies won qualification stage 2 with a total score of 574.

With 571 points, Heckner, Reitz, and Wimmer trailed the Indians.

With a total score of 856, Esha, Shri Nivetha, and Ruchita also topped qualification stage 1.

Saurabh Chaudhary, Gaurav Rana, and Uchaganve Kedarling Balakrishna, all Olympians, had lost out on a bronze medal in the men's 10m air pistol team competition earlier in the day.

The Indian pistol team finished fourth in the bronze medal match with a total of 6, behind Italy's Torracchi Alessio, Monna Paolo, and Tesconi Luca, who totaled 16.

The Indians finished second in Qualification Stage 2 with 581 points, ahead of their Italian rivals (577).

The Indians scored 765 points in the first round of qualifying.

Prior to that, the Indian team of Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil,  and Srinjoy Dutta missed out on a bronze medal spot in the men's 10m air rifle team event by a single point.

The Indian men's rifle team scored 624.1, just a point behind Jiri Privratsky, Ales Entrichel,  and Filip Nepejchel of the Czech Republic, who also scored 624.2.

The Czech Republic went on to win bronze, one step ahead of Austria.

With a total score of 625.0, the Indian team of Rajshree Sancheti, Ayushi Gupta, and Shreya Agarwal, finished seventh in the qualification stage 2 of the women's 10m air rifle team event.

Apart from India, eight other countries have claimed the ten gold medals awarded so far, although none has more than one.

With one gold, two silver, and one bronze medal each, Germany and Italy are tied for second place in the standings. So far, 17 countries have received medals.

The World Cup has over 500 competitors from 60 countries competing for 20 medal sets.