Rudransh Khandelwal and Nihal Singh Triumph at the Para Shooting World Cup

Para Shooting World Cup

Indian shooters Rudransh Khandelwal and Nihal Singh made the nation proud by winning silver and bronze respectively in the mixed 50m pistol (SH1) category at the Para Shooting World Cup.

Indians take podium at Para Shooting World Cup

Rudransh Khandelwal, a young and promising shooter, showcased an impressive performance throughout the tournament. He shot 223.2 in the final, finishing behind Italy’s Davide Francesschetti, who totalled 230.0 for the gold medal. This achievement is particularly noteworthy considering that Rudransh had secured a Paris Paralympic berth just last year.

On the other hand, Nihal Singh, another talented Indian shooter, had to settle for a bronze medal with 202.8 points. Despite not clinching the gold, both Rudransh and Nihal demonstrated exceptional skill and determination, reflecting the growing prowess of Indian shooters on the international stage.

In addition to their individual achievements, Rudransh, Nihal, and Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Singhraj also bagged the mixed 50m pistol (SH1) team silver, with China claiming the top step on the podium. The trio of Rudransh (530), Nihal (527), and Singhraj (516) aggregated 1573 for the silver medal, while China took the gold with a combined score of 1611.

So far, only rifle shooter Mona Agarwal won a gold medal in the prestigious Para World Cup for India. Mona also claimed a silver alongside Aadithya Giri in the Mixed Team Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event on Sunday. The 37-year-old partnered with Giri but fell short in the final against China’s Zhong Yixin and Dong Chao, settling for silver with a score of 16-4.

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