India finish top of shooting World Cup medals table

Four golds thanks to exploits of young shooters

15:23 March 12, 2018

Guadalajara: India topped the medals tally for the first time in an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) competition, after finishing the World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage with four gold, one silver and four bronze.

In the concluding event of the World Cup on Sunday, the three Indians in the Men’s Skeet competition, however failed to reach the podium.

But the Indian contingent will leave Guadalajara a happy lot as for the first time in the history of the sport, they have emerged triumphant in a global event and had become the talk of the competition thanks mainly to the exploits of young guns like Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, Akhil Sheoran, Om Prakash Mitharval, Anjum Moudgil and Mehuli Ghosh.