Jitu Rai wins gold, Amanpreet settles for silver in ISSF World Container

Jitu Rai wins gold, Amanpreet settles for silver in ISSF World Container
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Jitu Rai upped the ante as the final closed in on the elimination rounds. (PTI Photo)


  1. Jitu shot a total of 230.1, a world record, to finish on top of the podium.
  2. Amanpreet had to be satisfied with the silver medal after aggregating 226.9.
  3. Iran’s Vahid Golkhandan took away the bronze with a score of 208.0.




NEW DELHI:   Jitu Rai secured the gold decoration with yet another blending rebound while comrade Amanpreet Singh sacked the silver in men’s 50m gun occasion as India secured its first yellow metal in the progressing ISSF World Cup on Wednesday.

Entering the occasion a day subsequent to guaranteeing the 10m gun bronze, Rai raised the stakes as the last surrounded the disposal rounds.

The unassuming Army man shot a sum of 230.1, a world record, to complete on top of the platform, while Amanpreet, who was driving for a noteworthy piece of the last, must be happy with the silver award in the wake of conglomerating 226.9.

Iran’s Vahid Golkhandan brought away the bronze with a score of 208.0 at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The 29-year-old Rai was set 6th toward the finish of the initial two rivalry arrangement of five shots each with 93.8. By then Amanpreet was driving the eight-man field with 98.9. The Punjabi shooter then augmented his control with a progression of high scores, even as Rai attempted to advance again into dispute.

A shocking 10.8 in one of the disposal rounds ended up being vital for Rai, who hopped from 6th to the third position, and thumped out Kazakhstan’s eminent marksman Vladimir Issachenk with a 10.5.

Rai kept up the beat with a 10.4 and 10.0, while Amanpreet, after a fine begin in his vocation’s first World Cup last, had an emergency.

In the wake of upstaging Golkhandan, Rai serenely showed signs of improvement of Amanpreet in the gold decoration round, completing the occasion with a superb 10.5 to lay his claim on the top prize.

“It’s astounding to win this gold award here amid the initially consolidated World Cup held here in India, before my supporters. It’s an amazing privilege and a genuine feeling to see the Indian banner flying high,” said Rai.

“I didn’t have an immaculate begin today, yet I figure that is the enjoyment of the game. I like it that way, vulnerability is a piece of the amusement, generally there is no energy. I moved into the lead shot after shot and I think it was a pleasant match,” he said.

“I shut the 2016 season with a World Cup Final silver, and I generally imagined about beginning 2017 in the most ideal path here in India. I needed our banner to fly high.

“I am wanting to contend in all World Cup organizes this year. We have ISSF World Cup in Munich in front of us, and I will work to remedy a couple of things before flying there. I am anticipating whatever is left of the season,” Rai closed down.



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