India Bags Silver and Bronze Medal At ISSF Shotgun World Cup Notification: On Thursday, the Indian women’s trap team took silver at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, while the men’s skeet team took bronze.
Rajeshwari Kumari, Kirti Gupta, and Manisha Keer are the members of the Indian women’s trap team. In the qualification rounds, the three-woman Indian team shot 444, with Manisha Keer, who shot a team-high 158 and a Shotgun World Cup-best seventh-place finish in the individual event, leading the way. Russia, who was led by Ekaterina Subbotina, Daria Semianova, and Iuliia Saveleva in the final, had a 4-0 lead at one point and seemed to be on their way to winning the gold medal.
In the bronze match at the Egyptian Shooting Club, the men’s team of Mairaj Ahmed Khan, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, and Gurjoat Khangura defeated Kazakhstan 6-2. Angad Bajwa, who, along with Mairaj Khan, has secured a quota spot for the Tokyo Olympics, shone for India, hitting all 16 of his targets. India may have qualified for the gold medal match, but they were defeated 6-5 in a shoot-off by Russia after the two teams tied with a score of 491 out of 525 in qualifying. Russia went on to win the gold medal in the final, defeating the Czech Republic 6-0.
With a combined score of 469, the Indian men’s trap team, which included Olympian Kynan Chenai, Asian Games silver medalist Lakshay Sheoran, and Prithviraj Tondaiman, finished sixth.