Indian Shooting Sensation Sift Kaur Samra Claims Double Gold at FISU World University Games


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Sift Kaur Samra defeated compatriot Ashi Chouksey in the women’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event at the World University Games in Chengdu, China, on Tuesday.

Sift fired 462.9 in the final after finishing second in qualification with 1180 in the previous format with 120 shots. Manini Kaushik made the final as well, but finished eighth.

The three of Sift, Ashi, and Manini defeated China by two points for team gold, strengthening India’s position atop the shooting medals table.

Varun Tomar made the air pistol final but finished eighth. Varun, together with Arjun Singh Cheema and Anmol Jain, took bronze as a team behind Korea and China.

Manu Bhaker missed the final of the women’s 25-metre sports pistol by two points. She had already won gold in the air pistol. The Indian team came fourth, after China, Korea, and Iran, with Abhidnya Patil and Chinki Yadav as the other two members.

With eight gold, three silver, and two bronze medals, India topped the shooting medals table. China finished second with four gold medals, four silver medals, and five bronze medals. On Wednesday, the shooting schedule will end with mixed air rifle and mixed air pistol events.

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