- India ended first in the table
- They ended the cup with 9 medals
- They had 4 golds
India topped the medals tally in this year’s International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup. They ended the tournament with 9 medals which included 4 gold medals to see them sitting comfortably on top of the pile. This marked a historic ISSF World Cup for India who ended up with their highest ever medal tally in the history of the event despite not bagging any medal on the final day of the tournament. Manu Bhaker from Haryana was the star of the tournament for India after she won two gold medals for the country.
Despite going into the day with three shooters still in with a chance of adding to India’s nine medal tally, they all failed to win a medal. A disappointing day came to a close for the leaders with Smit Singh placed 15th in the qualifying round with a score of 116. Smit was placed seventh at the beginning of the day and stood a chance of qualifying but rounds of 22, 23 and 23 ended all such hopes. Angad Bajwa returned rounds of 24, 25 and 24 but that was not enough for him to improve on his poor showing in the initial rounds. Angad Bajwa and Sheeraz Sheikh finished 18th and 30th respectively.
Despite final’s day poor show, India ended the tournament on a high with Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, Akhil Sheoran and Om Prakash Mitharval winning the gold medals in the competition, Anjum Moudgil bagging a silver and Jitu Rai, Ravi Kumar finishing with bronze. The tournament was especially special for Manu Bhaker with the 16 year old proving her mettle at the international stage and she is definitely one to watch out for in future events.
Bindra, who is India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, congratulated the shooters for their excellent run. “The Indian Shooting Teams performance at Mexico starts a new era in Indian shooting,” he posted on his Twitter handle.