India’s Ankur Mittal finished second in men’s double trap event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi on Monday. Mittal ended one point behind Australia’s James Willet who bagged gold after setting new world record. Willet scored 75 points. James Dedman from Great Britain won bronze with a total of 56 points.
This is Mittal’s first World Cup medal. The 24-year-old becomes second Indian at the tournament to bag an individual medal. Last week, Pooja Ghatkar won bronze in the 10m air rifle event. Earlier on Monday, Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold in 10m pistol mixed team event. However, it isn’t official as mixed team events are being tested at this World Cup. Also Read- Heena Sidhu, Jitu Rai give India gold at Shooting World Cup
Coming back to men’s double trap final, the Indian gave a good fight to his rival Willett. In the qualification round, Mittal had finished fourth after scoring 137 points. Sangram Singh with 138 points was the other Indian to qualify for finals. However, in the final Sangram ended sixth with just 24 points against his name.
Also on Monday, Tejaswini Sawant with 402.4 points finished seventh in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions final. The gold medal in this event went to China’s Yiwen Zhang who scored a total of 455.7 points.