Anjum Moudgil Bags Women 50m Rifle 3 Positions Bronze In Changwon


India’s Anjum Moudgil won a bronze medal in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup on Sunday. Anjum shot 402.9 in the final round to finish third behind Germany’s Anna Janssen (407.7) and Italy’s Barbara Gambaro (403.4), who won gold and silver respectively. (More sports news)

Sanjeev Rajput, Chain Singh and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar took silver in the men’s 3P team event. The Indian trio, who had finished second in the qualifying phase, faced a strong team from the Czech Republic in the gold medal match.

But despite a good fight, the Indians lost 12-16 against the trio Petr Nymbursky, Filip Nepejchal and Jiri Privratsky. World championship silver medalist Anjum advanced to the final after finishing sixth in the classification round on Saturday.

It is the 28-year-old’s second individual medal in consecutive World Cup stages. She won silver in the same event at the Baku World Cup held last month. While Anjum was off the radar and slipped to sixth after the second prone set, she recovered steadily in the final standing position.

By the time the fifth and sixth place shooters were eliminated after the 15th standing shot, Anjum was 0.2 points ahead of Austria’s Rebecca Koeck in 4th. However, an error in the initial stages meant she was 1.5 points behind Gambaro, and despite earning a full point in the fourth and final set of five-shot standing, Anjum had to settle for a bronze medal.

With one bronze and one silver each, India solidified their position at the top of the medal tally with a total of 11 medals (four gold, five silver and two bronze).


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