ISSF World Cup: 20-year-old Aishwary bags male 50 m rifle 3 position gold medal

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Aishwari Pratap Singh Tomar (right) goes to hug his coach Suma Shirur after winning the gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar has now proved to be the new addition to the young shooting stars of Indian shooting, as the 20-year-old shooter with 3 positions in the 50-meter rifle won his first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup, defeating the big names in Wednesday’s event.

Aishwary, who qualifies for 2018 world champion Stephen Olsen (ultimately claiming a bronze medalist), managed to keep his cool in the final rounds, ahead of world number 1 and silver medalist Istvan Penny (461.6 points) and Dane Olsen (450.9 points) to win the biggest prize with 462.5 points.

The victory was also a sign of intent ahead of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, as he overcame the challenges of event veteran Sanjeev Singh Rajput (finished 6th with 413 points) and Neraj Kumar (8th with 400.3 points). .

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