New Delhi: On Tuesday, The Indian Rifle squad opened their account at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Baku, Azerbaijan, with a gold in the 10m air rifle Team Women’s competition. The Indian trio of Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita and Shreya Agrawal outplayed Denmark represented by Anna Nielsen, Emma Koch and Rikke Maeng Ibsen, 17-5 in the gold medal contest. Poland won bronze in the event.
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The Indian trio of Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita and Shreya Agrawal had reached the gold medal clash after two rounds of qualification on Monday. The Indian trio had first topped the qualification stage one with a combined effort of 944.4 across 90 shots. They then came second in stage two behind Denmark, to make the title round.
In men’s air rifle team competition, Indian troika of Rudrankksh Patil, Paarth Makhija and Dhanush Srikanth fell short in their bronze medal match against Croatia, going down 10-16. The 12-member Indian rifle squad now finds itself at the fifth spot in the medals tally with Serbia leading the field with two golds and a total of four medals.