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ISSF WC Final: Sangram Dahiya wins silver in double trap event

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 20:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 27 (ANI): Indian shooter Sangram Dahiya missed gold by a whisker as he had to settle for the silver medal in the final round of the men's double trap of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final here at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on Friday.

The 28-year-old gave a tough competition to Hu Binyuan of China before eventually finishing second to pick up silver.

Dahiya shot 76 out of 80 targets, three behind gold-medallist Hu Binyuan (79), who set a new world record.

Meanwhile, Italy's Davide Gasparini (56) picked up bronze after scoring 56 points.

By securing his first World Cup medal, Dahiya has pushed India's medal tally to three in the tournament so far.

World number one Ankur Mittal, another Indian in fray, finished at the fourth spot in the final with a score of 45 points.

Earlier in the day, Amanpreet Singh bagged the bronze medal in the men's 50m pistol event.

Amanpreet posted a score of 202.2 in the finals to finish behind Serbia's Damir Mikec (229.3) and Oleh Omelchuk (228), who picked up gold and silver respectively.

Meanwhile, Jitu eliminated from the men's 50m pistol event after finishing at seventh spot.

Earlier, ace shooters Jitu and Heena Sidhu kicked off India's campaign in the tournament on a positive note as they struck gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event on the opening day on Tuesday. (ANI)