XtraTime Web Desk: Mehuli Ghosh makes India proud on her memorable maiden ISSF World Cup appearance as she bagged a bronze in Guadalajara, Mexico win a junior world record. Meanwhile, Meerut-based Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10m air pistol events final to beat reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz of Germany, 239.7, to win the top prize.
Mehuli, also a senior World Cup debutant, added to Indias medal tally as she shot a world junior record 228.4 to win bronze in the womens 10m air rifle event. In this womens event too, three Indian shooters progressed to the final. Anjum Moudgil finished at fourth position with 208.6 points, while Apurvi Chandela was seventh in the standings with 144.1 points. India had a fruitful opening day in the competition as they won three medals – a gold and two bronze.
In the womens 10m air rifle final, Mehuli and Anjum were in medal contention from the beginning, and after a sea-saw battle between the two a 9.9 on the 17th shot meant Anjum ended in fourth position with a score of 208.6. Mehuli won bronze while China’s Hong Xu won silver with 251.0. Romania’s Laura Georgeta Coman, who won gold in the Munich World Cup last year and a silver at the World Cup Finals, came up with a classy display, leading throughout to win the gold medal with 251.5.
Mehuli Ghosh has been training under India’s shooting great Joydeep Karmakar for quite while and her performance has been getting better and better everyday.