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Mehuli Ghosh, Shahu Tushar Mane clinch gold at Air Rifle Mixed Team at Changwon Shooting World Cup

Sports Authority of India congratulated the Indian contingent by posting a picture of players on Twitter.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 14 July 2022 1:39 pm

Changwon Shooting World Cup

The duo of Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Mane Shahu clinched the gold medal by defeating Hungary’s Eszter Meszaros and Istvan Peni in the finals of the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Changwon, Korea.

The Hungarian settled with silver, losing by a margin of 17-13. The third and fourth place were secured by shooters from Israel and the Czech Republic respectively. Notably, Tushar Mane bagged his maiden gold for India at the senior level, while Mehuli secured her second gold, having won her first at the 2019 South Asian Games in Kathmandu.

Indian contingent continued its superb performance in the competition as the duo of Shiva Narwal and Pala bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team category by outplaying Kazakhstan’s duo of Irina Loktionova and Rakhimzhan Valeriy Rakhimzhan. Indian team secured bronze by defeating the Kazak duo by 16-0.

Delighted with the performance of Indian players, the Sports Authority of India congratulated the Indian contingent by posting a congratulatory post on social media.

Taking to Twitter, SAI wrote, “Begins Day-3 of ISSF World Cup, Changwon with medals!! #MehuliGhosh/ #TusharManeShahu won in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team after defeating 17-13 #ShivaNarwal/ #Palak clinched after a dominating performance over (16-0) in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Congrats.”

Notably, India is placed second in the medal tally with three total medals, two gold and one bronze medal. Serbia is topping the chart with three medals, all gold, while China is placed at the third position with two gold medals.

Earlier, India’s Arjun Babuta had bagged his maiden International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage gold, by comprehensively beating Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Lucas Kozeniesky of the USA by the margin of 17-9 in the summit clash on Monday morning. The Changwon Shooting World Cup will take place in Changwon, South Korea from July 9 to July 21, 2022

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