New Delhi [India]: India continued to bulge their medal tally on day three of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the duo – Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh won India their sixth medal of the competition.
Deepak Kumar and Ghosh won India a Bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
The duo, competing as India 2, shot 435.1 in the five team final, finishing behind the Romanian pair of Alin Moldoveanu and Laura-Georgeta Coman who shot 498.4 for Silver.
China’s Xu Hong and Chen Keduo won Gold in a world record score of 502.0.
The pair of Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela, who competed as India 1, also made it to the finals and finished fourth on a score of 392.6, ahead of the second Chinese pair, who also made it to the finals.
It was Ghosh’s second medal of the competition after having won Bronze on the first day of competiton, in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle.
Deepak Kumar also had luck smiling on him finally, after getting beaten by teammate Ravi in a shoot-off for the bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event on competition day two.
However, it was the pair of Chandela and Ravi Kumar who topped the qualification rounds among the 19 competing teams, shooting a combined total of 837.9, ahead of the Gold winning Chinese pair who shot 835.2.
Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh qualified in third place for the finals with a score of 834.3. (ANI)