According to PTI reports, Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sindhu won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the ISSF World Cup. In a 10m air pistol event, they beat Russia 7-6 in the final on Monday. Meanwhile, France beat Iran by somewhat same score and won the bronze in the event.
However, both Jitu and Heena missed out on making the final of the individual’s men and women’s 10m air pistol event. They finished 12th and 9th in their respective qualification rounds. Only the top 8 went to the finals.
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As per PTI reports, although the mixed team events are not being considered for the medal tally at the World Cup stage this year, they have been approved as medal events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Earlier this year, the pair won the event in New Delhi. This was their second World Cup gold together.
Meanwhile, considering the medal tally, China has been leading at Gabala with six medals, including three gold.
In the ongoing World Cup, 430 athletes from 45 countries are competing with each other together.