Mittal clinches silver at shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the silver medal in Men’s Double trap event in the ongoing ISSF World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday.
Mittal scored 74 points in the summit clash to be at the second spot. Australia’s James Willett scored 75 to clinch the gold.
James Dedman of Britain settled for bronze with 56 points.
Mittal was strong throughout the final starting with a clean score of 30 in the first 30 shots. A double miss in the middle stages was the only blip before he missed two targets in the final 20-shot match-up with Willet to settle for Silver.
Earlier in the day, ace shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal in 10m pistol mixed team event, which is being tested out for the first time in the World Cup with medals won not being counted in the standings.
Slovenia’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon and Kevin Venta settled for the Bronze.
The Indian duo defeated Japan’s Yukari Konishi and Tomoyuki Matsuda 5-3 in the final which is the test event.
At the end of competition day four, India is placed fourth in the medal tally with one Silver and one Bronze medal.