Pistol Ace Jitu Rai bags silver in Baku World Cup

Baku, Azerbaijan, June.25: India’s pistol ace Jitu Rai clinched the silver medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup after posting a score of 199.5 in the finals of the 10m air pistol event here on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who won his sixth World Cup medal, finished second behind Brazillian Felipe Almeida Wu, who shot 200 to claim the gold medal. Jin Jongoh of South Korea settled for bronze with a score of 178.8.

With the silver podium finish, Jitu has reaffirmed faith that he is in good shape ahead of the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil starting from August 5.

On Friday, the world number one in 50m pistol had finished tenth in qualification round of the event in Baku.

Last September, he had become the first Indian shooter to earn a Rio quota with a second place finish at the World Championships in Spain.