Wednesday 29 June 2016

Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

India's Ace shooter Sanjeev Rajput on 28 June 2016 clinched the silver medal for India in men's 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Ajerbaijan. To claim the silver medal, Rajput shot 456.9 points. This was his third World Cup medal and first in five years (he won gold at 2011 Changwon World Cup). This was also India's second medal of the competition and of the same
colour as well, after pistol ace Jitu Rai's silver winning effort in the men's 10m air pistol earlier in the competition.
Croatia's Petar Gorsa won the gold medal with 457.5, while Hyeonjun Kim of Korea bagged the bronze after he shot 445.5.

This was the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.
Rajput finished seventh in the qualification with a score of 1167 in kneeling, prone and standing position, while Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang was 23rd with 1161. Chain Singh was placed 32nd with a total of 1159.

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