ISSF WC: Two Indian shooters test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: Two more Indian shooters have tested positive for coronavirus at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun which began at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range (DKSSR) on Friday.

Both are rapid-fire shooters and have been shifted to hospital, a National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official told ANI.

Earlier on Saturday, two Indian shooters and an international shooter had tested positive for COVID-19. 

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The roommates of the COVID-19 positive athletes were isolated and the two Indian shooters were quarantined. However, their teammates returned a negative COVID-19 result. Both Indian shooters were from the 10m air pistol category.

“Two Indian shooters have been tested positive for COVID. Their roommates are placed in isolation. Both shooters are 10m air pistol category and quarantined as per the protocol. An international shooter has also tested positive,” a source in the NRAI had told ANI.

In addition, ahead of the showpiece event, an unnamed international shooter had also tested positive for coronavirus.

On Saturday, Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged a silver medal while Abhishek Verma settled for the bronze in the Men’s 10M Air Pistol final of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun. 

The other Indian in the final, Shahzar Rizvi, had finished fifth. Also, Yashaswini Deswal had bagged the first gold medal for India in the Women’s 10M Air Pistol final. She had accumulated 238.8 points to lead in her category. Another Indian shooter Manu Bhaker had won a silver medal with 236.7 points.

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