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ISSF World Championship: Anish Bhanwala and Simranpreet Kaur Brar win Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team silver | More sports News – Times of India


CAIRO: Anish and Simranpreet Kaur Brar won a silver medal at the ISSF World Championship after going down 14-16 to the experienced Ukrainian pair of Yulia Korostylova and Maksym Horodynets in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team event, here Thursday.
The medal took India’s tally to 26, including 10 gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals and they remain second behind China in the table.
Anish and Simranpreet shot solidly throughout the day at the Egypt International Olympic City (EIOC) Shooting Range, topping qualification stage with a combined 575 after 30 shots each.
Stage two — narrowed down to eight from 14 teams — saw them come out on top yet again with a score of 383 out of a possible 400.
The Ukranians came second to follow them into the final with 380.
At this stage, Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu, the second Indian pair in the top eight, bowed out in fifth place.
It was a nail-biting final as fortunes kept swinging throughout the 15 five-shot series that it took to reach 16 points.
The young Indian pair tied it at 6-6, 9-9, 11-11 and then finally 14-14, before going down in the 15th and final series. In fact they had also taken the lead at 8-6 at one point but the Ukrainians came in with the stronger finish.
Anish was particularly good in the final, registering seven perfect fives in the 15-series.
In the other highlight of the day, all three Indians made it through their elimination relays in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) competition, which has four Paris 2024 Olympics quota places at stake.
Anjum Moudgil shot 587 to finish fourth in relay one.
Shooters in this event shoot 20-shots each in the Kneeling, Prone and finally the Standing positions.
Sift Kaur Samra shot 585 to be placed seventh in elimination relay two along with Ashi Chouksey, who shot 581 in the same relay for an 18th place finish.
Esha Singh topped her qualifying round in the 10m Air Pistol Women Junior event with a score of 578, but finished fifth in the ranking round with a score of 199.4.





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