New Delhi, March 24
Young Indian shooter Aishwary Pratap Singh Pratap claimed the gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, consolidating the host nation’s top position in the ISSF World Cup here on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old from Bhopal shot 462.5 to win the top prize ahead of Hungary’s Istvan Peni (461.6) and Denmark’s Steffen Olsen (450.9) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
The other Indians in the final, veteran Sanjeev Rajput and Niraj Kumar, finished sixth and eighth respectively.
After an impressive start following which he led for a while, Tomar slipped in the standings but fought back strongly with a 10.4, 10.5 and 10.3 in the standing elimination stage.
Tomar is a Tokyo Olympics quota holder.
He won the bronze medal in the 50 metre rifle 3 positions event at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships to secure a quota place for India at the Olympics. PTI