ISSF World Cup 2018- Shahzar Rizvi Sets World Record; Manu Bhaker Wins Gold

On the opening day of the ISSF World Cup at Guadalajara in Mexico, India had won four medals which include two gold and two bronze. Shahzar Rizvi clinched the gold medal with a world record score in his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance. 

Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10-metre air pistol event’s final to beat reigning Olympic champion, Christian Reitz of Germany, to win the top prize. Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women.

Pistol ace Jitu Rai won the bronze in the event, as three Indians made it to the finals of the season’s first World Cup. Mehuli Ghosh shot a world junior record 228.4 to win bronze in the women’s 10-metre air rifle event.
Source- The Times of India
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President- Raninder Singh.
  • Mexican peso is the Currency of Mexico.
  • ISSF stands for International Shooting Sports Federation.