Indian shooters win big at the World Shotgun Championships

The Logical Indian

September 7th, 2017 / 4:09 PM

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India’s Ankur Mittal finished with a silver at the men’s double trap event in the ongoing ISSF World Shotgun Championships in Moscow. This finish came after he missed three out of the final four shots and thus eventually lost out to Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev. This is India’s first Double Trap World Championships medal since Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in 2003.

In the junior section, two shooters from the Indian contingent had qualified for the finals of the double trap event. India’s Ahvar Rizvi finished second after failing to adequately capitalise on the final shot. The second shooter from the country to qualify for the finals, Shardul Vihan, finished sixth. The event was won by Great Britain’s James Dedman and he won it only in the final shot of the competition.

Ankur Mittal has had a brilliant record when it comes to double trap. He had, earlier this year, won a gold in the same event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Mexico. In fact, he has even won a silver at the 2016 World Cup held in New Delhi. So, it was an event which elicited little surprise when Mittal eventually won a medal for India at one of the biggest international stages when it comes to shooting.


Ankur Mittal carries on his masterful double trap form.Hindustan Times

Even at the final encounter between Mittal and Fokeev, the two were completely at par for most of the bout. The two were tied till the last four shots of the final round. But while the Russian scored 68 points, Mittal only managed 66 which snatched the top spot from him by a very small margin.

It is also worth noting that earlier, Ankur Mittal had topped the qualifying round with 145 points. It is certainly unfortunate that his winning momentum was brought to a halt. It was a classic case of “so close yet so far”.

In the junior competition, the junior team won gold in the double trap event.


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