2022 Para World Cup: Pistol shooter Rahul Jakhar wins gold | More sports News

2022 Para World Cup: Pistol shooter Rahul Jakhar wins gold | More sports News


CHANGWON: Pistol shooter Rahul Jakhar held his nerves to emerge victorious in a shoot-off as India opened their campaign at the 2022 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup on a resounding note by clinching three medals on Thursday.
Jakhar, who qualified in the second spot with a score of 574-14x, held off a determined Kim Jungam in the shoot-off (3+3+2: 3+3+0) to win the P3 – Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 finals.

Trailing Jungam throughout the final, the 36-year-old Indian kept his calm to equal the scores 20-all in the last series of the elimination round.
“It was an amazing final. I am very happy to win the gold despite facing two malfunctions. It was a good experience before the all-important World Championships in November,” Jakhar told the Paralympic Committee of India.
Pooja Agarwal claimed a bronze with 14 points.
Paralympic champion Avani Lekhara won silver competing with a new wheelchair and new rifle.
Represented by 14 shooters, India are one of the strongest teams at the Changwon 2022 World Cup.





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