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Rahi Sarnobat shoots gold at ISSF World Cup in Croatia

Sarnobat Rahi. Photo: SAI

Osijek (Croatia), June 28 (MNN) Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat clinched a gold in women’s 25m pistol event at the ISSF World Cup here.

The 30-year-old fired a final score of 39 after qualifying second with a total of 591.

Her stupendous performance in the final included perfect scores in the third, fourth, fifth and the sixth series.

Sarnobat’s gold is India’s first, with one silver and two bronze already in its kitty in the tournament.

France’s Mathilde Lamolle won the silver with 31 points, while the bronze went to Vitalina Batsarashkina of Russia with 28 points.

In the qualification, Sarnobat fired a brilliant 296 in the rapidfire round on Monday. Her precision score was an equally impressive 295 on Sunday.

“What a superb performance by #Tokyo2020 bound 25m pistol shooter @SarnobatRahi as she wins the gold at the @ISSF Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia. She was 8 points ahead of the silver medalist. Many congratulations! #Cheer4India,” SAI tweeted.

Saurabh Chaudhary had won the men’s 10m air pistol individual bronze medal. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won a silver in the 10m air pistol mixed team event while Manu, Rahi Sarnobat and Yashaswi Deswal won the bronze in 10m air pistol women’s team even earlier on.

This is the last competitive outing for the Olympic-bound shooters, who will go to Tokyo after their stint here.

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