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ISSF World Cup: India’s Ganemat Sekhon wins maiden senior medal with bronze in women’s skeet

ISSF World Cup: India’s Ganemat Sekhon has won the bronze medal in the women’s skeet event, on Sunday (March 21), in the ongoing World Cup in New Delhi.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • India’s Ganemat Sekhon has won the bronze medal in the women’s skeet event
  • By doing so, she won India’s first-ever medal in the history of women’s skeet
  • India’s women and men’s teams won gold medals in the 10m Air Pistol events

Chandigarh’s Ganemat Sekhon, on Sunday (March 21), won India’s first-ever medal in the history of women’s skeet shooting with the bronze in the ISSF World Cup. Another Indian Karttiki Shaktawat finished fourth in the women’s skeet event, just missing out on a medal.

On the same day, India’s women and men’s teams won gold medals in the 10m Air Pistol events at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021 in Delhi.

The Indian men’s team comprising Saurabh Chaudhary, Shahzar Rizvi and Abhishek Verma emerged victorious against their Vietnamese opponents 17-11 to double up the win for India after the women’s team brought gold for the nation.

Earlier in the day, the Indian women’s team comprising Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Shri Nivetha Paramanantham beat their Polish opponents with relative ease to secure the gold medal.

With the double victories, India now leads the medals tally in the ISSF World Cup with eight medals and is now ahead of the USA with eight medals.

India has so far won three gold medals in the competition and is joint highest with the USA in that category. India also has three silver medals and two bronze besides the three gold medal victories.

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