Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar added yet another gold medal to India’s tally at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in New Delhi after winning the men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions event by less than a point.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar scored a total of 462.5 points to pip second-placed Istvan Peni of of Hungary and clinch the top spot on the podium at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Steffen Olsen of Denmark took home the bronze medal with a score of 450.9 points.
The other Indians in the final, veteran Sanjeev Rajput and Niraj Kumar finished 6th and 8th, respectively.
Tomar, who is a Tokyo Olympics quota-holder, scored 155 points in kneeling and 310.5 in prone before the standing elimination round.
The 20-year-old Bhopal shooter had won the bronze medal in the 50 metre rifle 3 positions event at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships to secure a quota place for India at the Olympics.
Tomar’s maiden senior World Cup gold saw India consolidate their position at the top of the medals tally on Wednesday. India now have 14 medals in total with a record haul of 8 golds, which is the most for any nation in a single edition of the shooting World Cup.
The host nation is miles ahead of the rest with 8 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronze medals in the 12-nation tournament. United States of America is next with 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) followed by Kazakhstan (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), Iran (1 gold, 1 silver) and Denmark (1 gold).