Mairaj Ahmed Khan scripts history, becomes first Indian to win men's skeet gold at ISSF World Cup

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 7/19/2022 12:37:13 PM

New Delhi, July 18 46-year-old Mairaj Ahmed Khan on Monday, July 18 scripted history as he won India's first-ever ISSF World Cup gold medal in the men's skeet shooting event in Changwon. The oldest member of India's shooting contingent at the Changwon World Cup shot 37 in the 40-shot final. Mairaj, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, finished ahead of Korea's Minsu Kim (36) and Britain's Ben Llewellin (26), who won the silver and bronze respectively. Mairaj had s h o t 1 1 9 / 1 2 5 over two days of qualifying before coming through in a fiveway shoot-off. Mairaj found himself vying for two final qualification spots along with four others, including two-time Olympic medallist Abdullah Al Rashidi of Kuwait. The two-time Olympic had won a silver medal in men's skeet in a 2016 edition of the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier in the day, the trio of Anjum Moudgil, Ashi Chouksey, and Sift Kaur Samra won bronze in the women's 50m rifle 3P team event. The Indians outplayed the A u s t r i a n team of S h e i l e e n Waibel, Nadine Ungerank, and Rebecca Koeck 16-6 in the b r o n z e medal match to comfortably secure a podium finish.But the day undoubtedly belonged to Khan.


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