India’s Anjum Moudgil won a silver medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
On day six of the competition, Anjum shot brilliantly to finish behind China’s Ruijiao Pei 455.4 to 454.2 after the 45-shot final. China’s Ting Sun claimed bronze, finishing with a score of 442.2.
This was India’s eighth medal of the competition and the first Silver after having won three Golds and four bronze medals already.
In the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, it was heartbreak for 15-year old Anish Bhanwala, who stood third after the first precision round with a solid 294 and a real chance to make it amongst the top six finalists.
Beginning with a solid 99 and following up with a 97, scores of 7, 9, 10, 8, 8 in the final series of five shots pulled him down to seventh place.
Anish ended with 578, the same score as sixth place qualifier Zhaonan Hao of China, but with one 10 lesser than the Chinese.
Neeraj Kumar, the second Indian in the fray, also had a similar last series to finish with 569 and on 13th place.
Three finals are slated for Saturday- the Men’s 3P, the Women’s 25m Pistol and Women’s Skeet- while the World Cup concludes on Sunday with the Men’s Skeet final.