Friday, August 19, 2022

ISSF WC: Anish, Sangwan win bronze

Teenage shooters Anish Bhanwala and Rhythm Sangwan won bronze in the 25 rapid fire pistol mixed team event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup here on Tuesday.
The Indian duo emerged victorious 16-12 over Czech Republic’s Anna Dedova and Martin Podhrasky in the bronze medal match.
This was Anish and Rhythm’s second medal as a pair in the ISSF Shooting World Cup, after having won the gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team event at the Cairo World Cup in March this year.
India currently tops the medal’s tally at the Changwon World Cup with 14 medals that include 5 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze.
Anish and Rhythm Sangwan bronze took India’s haul to five gold, five silver and four bronze medals with Korea breathing down their neck with one less gold, the same number of silver and two less bronze medals in their collection.
Wednesday has the 25m RFP Team Men and the Skeet Mixed Team finals lined up to culminate the 10-day competition which saw over 400 athletes from over 40 nations compete.
Two other Indian pairs in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Mixed Team event- Sanjeev Rajput and Anjum Moudgil and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Ashi Chouksey narrowly missed the medal matches finishing fifth and sixth respectively in stage two of qualification.
Also on day nine, Vijayveer Sidhu and Simranpreet Kaur Brar finished sixth in the 25m RFP Mixed Team event.
Anish, Vijayveer and Sameer will be in contention in the RFP Team event on Wednesday after having shot well on day nine to rank second in the first stage of qualifying. In the Mixed Team Skeet, in-form Mairaj Ahmad Khan will team up with Mufaddal Deesawala for a shot at a medal.


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