Sift Kaur Surprises with Bronze Medal as India Finishes Strong with Two Medals

Indian shooter Sift Kaur Samra claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event after narrowly missing the silver on the final day of the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol), here on Friday.
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India concluded their participation at the ISSF Munich World Cup with Sift Kaur winning a bronze medal in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event on the final day on Friday. India finished the tournament with only two medals in Germany, with Sarabjot Singh securing gold in the men’s 10m air pistol on Thursday.

Sift achieved a score of 452.9, narrowly missing the silver medal by 0.1 to China’s Han Jiayu, the reigning air rifle women’s world champion. The gold was won by world number one Seonaid Mcintosh of Great Britain with a score of 466.7.

A technical issue with Danish Olympian Ibsen Rekke Maeng’s electronic target system caused a slight delay in completing the kneeling position of the women’s 3P final. Despite Seonaid’s lead at that stage, Sift was in seventh place.

While Seonaid continued to extend her lead after the second prone position, Sift managed to climb to fifth position with an impressive round. A strong performance in the last standing position brought her to a tie for the bronze medal with China’s Han Jiayu, the current world champion in women’s 10m air rifle.

After the 43rd shot of the 45-shot final, Sift briefly secured second place but ultimately settled for bronze in the men’s 3P final. Aishwary Tomar of India finished in eighth place with a score of 408.9 in the same final.

The gold medal in the men’s 3P final was claimed by Norwegian Ole Martin Halvorsen with a score of 464.3, narrowly defeating Peni by 0.2. Hegg of Norway took the bronze with a score of 449.9.

With PTI inputs

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