Shooting World Cup: Arjun Babuta strikes gold in 10m Air Rifle final

Published:Mar 9, 202409:51
Shooting World Cup: Arjun Babuta strikes gold in 10m Air Rifle final

Younger Indian shooter Arjun Babuta received the lads’s 10m Air Rifle occasion to clinch the nation’s maiden gold medal on the ongoing ISSF World Cup right here on Monday.

In a tensed gold medal conflict, Arjun humbled Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Lucas Kozeniesky with a relatively one-sided 17-9 effort.

The 23-year-old from Punjab, who has been representing India since 2016, had earlier topped the rating match with 261.1 factors to qualify for the gold medal conflict.

That is Arjun’s maiden gold for the senior facet. He had bagged the yellow steel on the 2016 Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

The opposite Indian within the fray, Parth Makhija, who additionally certified for the rating occasion following a formidable present on Sunday, completed fourth with a rating of 258.1, behind 33-year-old Israeli shooter Sergey Richter, who scored 259.9.

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