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Sarabjot Singh Shines at ISSF World Cup in Munich

The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup, a prestigious shooting tournament, is currently underway in Munich, Germany, from May 31 to June 8, 2024. Amidst the intense competition, Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh has etched his name in history by claiming India’s first medal at the event.

Gold Medal Glory for Sarabjot Singh

In a remarkable display of skill and precision, Sarabjot Singh secured the gold medal in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event. His outstanding performance saw him scoring an impressive 242.7 points in the final, outshining his competitors.

Shuaihang Bu of the People’s Republic of China clinched the silver medal, while Robin Walter of Germany had to settle for the bronze.

This achievement holds immense significance as it marks Sarabjot Singh’s second individual gold medal in the ISSF World Cup. Last year, he triumphed in the men’s 10-meter air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, further solidifying his position as a shooting prodigy.

Sift Kaur Samra Bags Bronze

Adding to India’s medal tally, Sift Kaur Samra secured the bronze medal in the women’s 50-meter Rifle event. Seonaid McIntosh of Britain clinched the gold, while Han Jiayu of China won the silver.

With these remarkable performances, India currently stands in third place in the medal tally, tied with France, having won two medals each. China leads the pack with an impressive 11 medals, followed by Norway with 3 medals.

ISSF World Cup: A Prestigious Event

The ISSF World Cup is one of the most prestigious shooting tournaments in the world, second only to the Olympics. Organized by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF), the governing body for shooting sports worldwide, the event attracts top shooters from across the globe.

Established in 1907, the ISSF is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The inaugural ISSF World Cup was held in 1986 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Since 1996, four ISSF World Cups have been organized annually, with the exception of Olympic years when only three are held. The ISSF organizes separate World Cups for rifle and pistol events, as well as shotgun events.

ISSF President’s Cup: The Ultimate Shooting Showdown

Additionally, the ISSF has been hosting the ISSF President’s Cup, previously known as the ISSF World Cup Final, since 1988. This prestigious event features the eight shooters with the best scores from the ISSF World Cups, with a maximum of two shooters from each country allowed to participate.

India hosted the shotgun World Cup for the first time in 1997, and the rifle and pistol World Cup in 2017 in New Delhi, solidifying its position as a shooting powerhouse on the global stage.

As the ISSF World Cup in Munich continues, all eyes will be on the Indian contingent, eagerly awaiting more medal-winning performances and the emergence of new shooting stars.

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