Shooting World Cup: Anjum Moudgil wins silver as India remain on top with eight medals

Anjum Moudgil won silver in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In windy conditions on day six, Anjum shot brilliantly to finish behind China’s Ruijiao Pei 455.4 to 454.2 after the 45-shot final. China’s Ting Sun claimed Bronze, finishing with a score of 442.2.

This was India’s eighth medal of the competition and the first silver after having won three golds and four Bronze medals already, for their best ISSF World Cup performance ever.

Anjum remained in medal contention from the beginning of the final and at the end of the 15-shot kneeling position stood third behind Ruijiao and Slovakia’s Ziva Dvorsak. She pulled into the lead after the second 5-shot prone position series, which followed the kneeling position and was 0.9 points clear of German world number one Jolyn Beer at the end of it. After the 15-shot prone series she was still in the lead however after the 10th shot of the last standing series when the first two finalists out of the eight were eliminated, Anjum had gone down to the fourth position.

A fine 10.8 in the 41st shot took her up to second and she maintained that position finishing with scores of 10.2, 10.1, 9.5 and 10.2 to secure a deserving silver.

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