ISSF World Cup: Elavenil, Ramita and Shreya win gold in women’s 10m air rifle competition | Shooting news

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Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita and Shreya Agrawal won the gold medal©TAUT

India opened their account at the ongoing ISSF World Cup with the trio of Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita and Shreya Agrawal winning gold in the women’s 10m air rifle team competition in Baku , in Azerbaijan. The Indian trio outscored Denmark represented by Anna Nielsen, Emma Koch and Rikke Maeng Ibsen 17-5 in the gold medal contest. Poland won bronze in the event.

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Former world number one Elavenil, Ramita and Shreya had reached the gold medal clash after two qualifying rounds on Monday.

The Indian trio initially dominated the first qualifying stage with a combined effort of 944.4 on 90 shots. They then came second in the second leg behind Denmark, to go around the title.

In the men’s air rifle team competition, India’s troika of Rudrankksh Patil, Paarth Makhija and Dhanush Srikanth came up short in their bronze medal match against Croatia, losing 10-16.

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India’s 12-member rifle team now sits in fifth place in the medal tally, with Serbia leading the pack with two gold medals and a total of four medals.

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