ISSF World Cup: Misplacement of baggage by airlines costs Anjum Moudgil dearly

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India’s top rifle and pistol shooter Anjum Moudgil had no luck after her baggage was misplaced by airlines, days prior to the ISSF World Cup Rifle-Pistol shooting event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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“The airlines lost my baggage when I landed in Rio. I did not get my equipment for three days. I was not able to practice properly and I think it cost me the medal,” said Anjum while speaking to TOI on Saturday.

She also added that it was a bad luck which can occur even at unexpected times. “It was just plain bad luck I guess. I will have to be ready next time because these kind of things can happen during the Olympics also,” she added.

Anjum happens to be one of the 14 shooters to have qualified for the World Cup finals that is to be held towards the end of the year. She has made the cut both in 10m air rifle as well as 50m rifle 3 position.

In the current ISSF World Cup, Anjum has won a gold medal in the 10m air mixed air rifle event, pairing alongside Divyansh Singh Panwar.

Anjum has already secured her berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the women’s 10m air rifle event along with Apurvi Chandela. She also added that the competition was getting tougher it only pushes them to do better.

“Yes, the competition is getting tougher. But it is a good thing as it pushes you to do well. I think we all have become more fearless in the range,” said Anjum.

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