Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh helped India to budge its shooting medals tally as they managed to win a bronze in the mixed team event in Shooting World Cup – making it the sixth medal in the event.
At the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico – India has been raining itself with medals. The latest addition was by India’s Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh, bagged a bronze in the mixed team shooting event held on Monday night. The Indian shooter duo shot 435.1 in the five team final to gain the third position after Romanian pair of Alin Moldoveanu and Laura-Georgeta Coman with 498.4 giving them a silver; and the Chinese Xu Hong and Chen Keduo on first position with a world record score of 502.0.
The medal won by Kumar and Ghosh on Monday became India’s sixth medal in the ongoing shooting tournament in Mexico. And it was a second medal for Mehuli Ghosh in the same tournament after having won a bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle on the first day of the tournament. On the other hand, it was the first yield for Deepak Kumar in the tournament after he lost the match against his Indian teammate Ravi Kumar in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event on competition day two. Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh competed in the match on Monday night as team ‘India 2’, while team India 1 was played by Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela.
The India 1 duo too made it to the finals and finished fourth with a score of 392.6, ahead of the second Chinese pair, who also made it to the finals. So it was Ravi-Apurvi pair who topped the qualification round among 19 competing teams with a combined total of 837.9, ahead of the Gold winning Chinese pair who shot 835.2. The Chinese are followed again by Indian pair of Deepak and Mehuli, who booked themselves on the third position with a total score of 834.3.