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Mittal clinches silver at World Shotgun Championship

India’s Ankur Mittal clinched a silver medal in the men’s double trap event at the ongoing ISSF World Shotgun Championship, in Moscow, on Tuesday. He scored 66 points and maintained the crucial lead over Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev until the last four shots but eventually losing out to him since the latter scored 68.

Interestingly, Ankur stood first in the qualifiers with 145 points. Another Indian, Sangram Dahiya ended in 20th place with 135 points and Mohammad Asab came in 23rd with 133 points. This eventually led to Team India scoring 413 points in the team category but losing out marginally to Italy which got better with 418 points.

In the junior category, 17-year-old Ahvar Rizvi won a silver medal for India after he lost out to Britain’s James Dedman by just 1 point where Dedman scored 67 and Rizvi ended up scoring 66.

In the junior men’s double trap team event, India won the gold with a combined score of 401. Italy won silver with 389 and China bronze with 387. Italy is topping the medal table having won six gold medals making it a total of 11 medals. India is trailing on 4th spot with 1 Gold and 2 Silver.

With few more days to go, India is looking to add few more medals to its kitty and the performance has been so far encouraging by the Indian shooters.

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