India’s Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh and Ruchita Vinerkar won the gold medal in the ISSF World Cup women’s 10m air pistol team event on Thursday.
The Indians shot 16 in the gold medal competition to be on the podium for the country’s third medal and second gold at the first World Championships of the year on Wednesday night. India tops the table with three medals – twice gold and silver.
Germany’s Andrea Katharina Heckner, Sandra Reitz and Carina Wimmer went for the silver medal after making 6 in the grand prize fight.
The three Indian women had won Qualifying Stage 2 with a total score of 574 en route to the gold medal battle.
Behind the Indians were Heckner, Reitz and Wimmer with 571.
Esha, Shri Nivetha and Ruchita had also surpassed Qualifying Stage 1 with a total score of 856.
Earlier in the day, Olympians Saurabh Chaudhary, Gaurav Rana and Uchaganve Kedarling Balakrishna missed out on a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol team event.
In the bronze medal match, the Indian pistol team finished fourth with 6 total behind Italy’s Torracchi Alessio, Monna Paolo and Tesconi Luca, who had 16 total.
In qualifying phase 2, the Indians had a total of 581, ahead of their Italian counterparts (577).
In the first qualification, the Indians came up with 765.
Before that, the Indian team of Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Srinjoy Dutta fell by one point in the men’s 10m air rifle team event to secure a place in the bronze medal competition.
The Indian men’s rifle team scored 624.1, just one point less than the total of 624.2 for Ales Entrichel, Jiri Privratsky and Filip Nepejchel of the Czech Republic.
The Czechs won the bronze medal ahead of Austria.
The Indian team of Shreya Agarwal, Ayushi Gupta and Rajshree Sancheti placed seventh in Qualifying Stage 2 of the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team Competition with a total score of 625.0.
In addition to India, eight other countries have claimed the 10 gold medals awarded so far, but none have more than one yet.
Germany and Italy are in second place with one gold, two silver and one bronze medal each. A total of 17 countries have won medals so far.
Over 500 athletes from 60 nations take part in the World Championship, which offers 20 sets of medals. No finals are scheduled for Thursday.