Sarabjot Singh And Divya Subbaraju Thadigol Win Mixed Team Pistol Gold At ISSF World Cup
The majestic Sarabjot Singh and Divya Subbaraju Thadigol have claimed India’s first gold medal at the ISSF shooting world cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the finals of the 10m air pistol mix team category, this Indian team defeated Damir Mikec and Zorana Arunovic of Serbia to win the gold medal.
As the Indian Duo were against the Serbian legends Zorana Aurnovic and Damir Mikec in one of the most important matches of their lives, the Indian Duo could hold their own to pull off a nerve-wracking 16-14 and finish on top of the podium.
This Indian pair, who were earlier finishing 5th in 2 World Cup stages in Bhopal and Cairo, respectively broke through the tournament with a fine 581 to top the 55-team they have qualified, guaranteeing them a medal and a place in the gold medal contest.
In addition to winning a medal in individual air pistol in Bhopal in March, Sarabjot won his second ISSF world cup gold medal in back-to-back competitions. For player Divya, it was his first senior medal at this calibre. Simal Yilmaz and Ismail Keles of Turkey won the bronze medal in the tournament.
Regarding qualification, Sarabjot and Divya were detailed in the second position for relay after India’s second pair, Varun Tomar and Esha Singh, had their shot at a combined 578 in the first, placing the pair third provisionally.
The Turkish players came in the third position with 16 inner–10s to their name, while Damir and Zorana came in 2nd position with 19 inner–10s. The Indian duo begin their final with two identical shots 10.5s in their first series of single shots to take the lead by 2-0.
However, after 13 series in which there were two-time series and where both women and men shot identical shots, the two teams stood tied at the position of 14-14. As the 15th winner takes all series was on the line, the player Sarabjot came up with the goods to fire at 10.6 short, while Divya backed him up with a short of 9.9 even though Damir was short at 10.3 and Zorana was short within 8.6 The Indians were able to pull off a famous victory.
The country of China was all over there in the first medal event of the day in the 10m air rifle mixed team. Sheng Lihao and Huan Yuting defeated their competitors, young Yang Haoran and Wang Zhilin, in the day’s first 16-14 gold medal match scoreline.
As both of the Indian players were not able to make it to the medal rounds, the Czech Republic won the bronze medal. Hriday Hazarika and Tilottama Sen fired a combined 627.6 for the 17th-place finish.
Rudrnakksh Patel and Ramita were further degraded in the 28th spot, having a shot score of 626.3. India came in 2nd in the medal tally with only one gold in a bronze medal. The country of China moves towards the top with six silver medals and one gold medal to its name.