Rio Shooting World Cup: India’s Nischal Bags Silver in the Women’s 50m Rifle

New Delhi: Indian shooter Nischal (19) has won silver in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the ISSF World Cup in Rio De Janeiro. On Monday she gave India its second medal on the concluding day of the tournament. Her achievement became even more memorable, as this was her very first senior World Cup appearance.

She finished in second position after Norwegian rifle ace Jeanette Hegg Duestad with a score of 458.0 in the final. Duestad is the reigning Air Rifle European Champion and 300m 3P World Champion and has 12 ISSF World Cup medals to her name including five gold. She was also fourth in the Tokyo Olympics.

In this tournament Nischal was in superb shooting form throughout the day, breaking the qualification national record in Women’s 3P in the process. She said “It is my first World Cup final and I have a medal, so I am very happy about that,” and it will motivate me to do well in the future.

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