You are here: Home » News-IANS » Sports
Business Standard

Shooter Anjum takes silver at World Cup

IANS  |  Guadalajara (Mexico) 

India's won her first (ISSF) medal by bagging silver in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event here.

On a windy day, Anjum performed brilliantly to register a score of 454.2 here on Thursday.

She finished behind China's who produced a score of 455.4 after the 45-shot final.

China's claimed the bronze medal, finishing with a score of 442.2.

This was India's eighth medal of the competition and the first silver after having taken three gold and four bronze medals already, for their best performance by far, till date.

Anjum remained in medal contention from the beginning of the final and at the end of the 15-shot kneeling position stood third behind Ruijiao and Slovakia's Ziva Dvorsak.

She pulled into the lead after the second 5-shot prone position series, which followed the kneeling position and was 0.9 points clear of world number one of at the end of it.

After the 15-shot prone series she was still in the lead.

However, after the 10th shot of the last standing series when the first two finalists out of the eight were eliminated, Anjum had gone down to the fourth position.

A brilliant 10.8 in the 41st shot took her up to second and she maintained that position finishing with scores of 10.2, 10.1, 9.5 and 10.2 to secure a well deserved silver medal.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 09:00 IST