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ISSF World Cup: India’s Sangram Dahiya, Amanpreet Singh win medals

Sangram Dahiya

Sangram Dahiya and Amanpreet Singh won a silver and a bronze each in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi today.

Double trap exponent Sangram clinched his first-ever senior medal in the tournament after years of toil, while Amanpreet bagged a well-deserved bronze after scoring 202.2 in the men’s 50m pistol event.

Both shooters were taking part in the prestigious event for the first time. Sangram shot 76 out of 80 targets, three behind gold medallist Hu Binyuan of China. Italy’s Gasparani Davi took the bronze.

Sangram had won a gold medal at the Asian Shooting Championship for junior way back in 2009.

Amanpreet finished behind gold medallist Damir Mikec of Serbia and silver winner Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine.

In the day’s other two finals, Denmark’s Torben Grimmel won the men’s 50m rifle prone with yet another world record score of 250.6 in the final. Germany’s reigning Olympic champion Henri Junghaenel won silver with a score of 250.1 while Korea’s Kim Jonghyun bagged the bronze with an effort of 228.7.

In the women’s 25m pistol event, Korea’s Kim Minjung won the gold beating China’s former world champion Jingjing Zhang in the final. Both Kim and Zhang ended with 34 points each in the final after which Kim prevailed in a shoot-off. Zorana Arunovic of Serbia won the bronze.

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