Indian Shooters win Gold, Bronze in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team


India’s Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker won the gold medal while Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal packed away bronze at the ISSF World Cup Air Pistol Mixed Team occasion on Monday. The ‘India 1’ group of Chaudhary and Bhaker beat Iran 16-12 to dominate the gold game. It was India’s fifth gold in the World Cup in New Delhi, with the hosts driving the decoration count. India presently have a sum of 12 medals, with three silver and four bronze up until this point.

Iran’s Javad Foroughi and Golnoush Sebghatollahi got off to an incredible beginning, setting up and keeping an important lead over Chaudhary and Bhaker for a larger part of the match. Notwithstanding, the Indian team won three series straight to transform a 6-10 deficiency into a 12-10 lead.

Iran returned to make it 12-12, however Chaudhary and Bhaker discharged some incredible shots to guarantee the gold award.

Prior, the team of Verma and Deswal beat Turkey’s Ismail Keles and Sevval Ilayda Tarhan to complete third in the occasion. The bronze match saw India rule for the main half, before Turkey arranged an emotional rebound. Yet, Deswal and Verma in the end dominated the game serenely.


The ‘India 2’ group ruled from the beginning, taking a 8-0 lead in the initial four series, before Turkey returned battling to make it 10-8 after nine series.

The two groups shared a point each after the tenth series completed in a tie.

Turkey at that point attracted level to make it 11-11.

However, the Indian couple pulled together from that point to open up a noteworthy lead once more, and notwithstanding Turkey edging an series to make it 15-13, Verma and Deswal held their nerves to win the bronze decoration match 17-13.


ISSF World Cup Air PistolManu BhakerSaurabh Chaudhary