ISSF World Cup Final: India achieve historic feat as Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar win golds

WION Web Team Putian, China Nov 21, 2019, 07.20 PM(IST)

Mehuli Ghosh (L), Manu Bhaker (C), and Saurabh Chaudhary (R). Photograph:( PTI )

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Currently, India are on the top of the table with three golds and one bronze followed by China. 

Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar brought much pride to India on Thursday by winning three golds in the ISSF World Cup Final. This is the first time in the tournament's history that the Indian team won three golds in a single day. 

The 17-year-old Bhaker claimed gold by creating a junior world record in the 10m air pistol event. Elavenil won gold in 10m air rifle event.  Later in the day, 17-year-old Divyansh claimed top honours in men's 10m air rifle event, with a final score of 250.1. 

Currently, India are on the top of the table with three golds and one bronze followed by China. 

Bhaker finished with a score of 244.7 to notch up top prize in the prestigious event of ISSF. In the same event, another Indian Yashaswini Singh Deswal came sixth. Serbia's Zorana Arunovic won silver and Quian Wang of China bagged bronze with scores of 241.9 and 221.8 respectively in women's 10m air pistol event.

In the women's 10m air rifle event, Elavenil shot a score of 250.8 to notch gold. Lin Ying-Shin of Taiwan secured silver with a score of 250.7 and Romania's Laura Georgeta Coman finished third with a score of 229. Interestingly, Ying-Shin won the qualifiers of ISSF World Cup Final where Elavenil stood second. Another Indian Mehuli Ghosh finished third in the 10m air rifle category.

Later in the day, Divyansh, who finished third in the qualifiers, bagged gold with a score of 250.1 in a neck and neck fight with Hungary's Istvan Peni (250). Slovakia's Patrik Jany secured bronze with 228.4 points. 

India faced disappointment in men's 10m air pistol event where both Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary couldn't able to end up with the medals. Verma came first in the qualification but finished fifth in the finals with a score of 179.4. Chaudhary was seventh in the qualification and finished with the sixth spot (159.8).