Within the ISSF World Cup 2023 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, India’s Nischal clinched the silver medal within the ladies’s 50m rifle 3 positions occasion. This podium end contributed to India’s total medal tally of two, with Elavenil Valarivan securing the gold within the ladies’s 10m air rifle competitors. The Indian contingent consisted of 16 shooters, whereas the nation’s Asian Video games-bound athletes selected to not take part within the occasion. Saurabh Chaudhary, the reigning Asian Video games champion, was unable to qualify for the ultimate within the males’s 10m air pistol occasion.
Making her senior ISSF World Cup debut earlier this 12 months in Baku, Nischal achieved a closing rating of 458.0 in Rio, showcasing her expertise throughout the kneeling, susceptible, and standing positions. She completed second behind Norway’s Jeanette Hegg Duestad, a three-time world champion and Olympian, who claimed the gold with a rating of 461.5. Denmark’s Stephanie Grundsoe secured the bronze with 447.6 factors.
Nischal’s journey started with a formidable elimination spherical rating of 587. Within the qualification spherical for the ultimate, she surpassed Anjum Moudgil’s earlier nationwide document of 591, set on the President’s Cup final 12 months, by capturing an excellent 592. Nevertheless, Miao Wanru of China, the reigning world champion, topped the qualifiers with a rating of 594, though she completed fourth within the closing.
Though Anjum Moudgil and Ayushi Podder additionally competed within the ladies’s 50m rifle 3P occasion, they didn’t handle to safe a spot within the eight-shooter closing. Moudgil completed tenth with a rating of 586, whereas Podder positioned thirty fifth with a rating of 580.
The Rio meet concluded the rifle and pistol ISSF World Cup occasions for 2023. The subsequent occasion, the ISSF World Cup Remaining, is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar, from November 18 to 27.