Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu win gold in air pistol mixed team event

Oct 25, 2017 11:01 IST
Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu win gold in air pistol mixed team event

Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in New Delhi on 24 October 2017.

The duo struck gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of ISSF World Cup in the capital. They will make their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Both Rai and Sidhu picked up their third gold together in the mixed team event, officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup. French pair of Florian Fouquet and Celine Goberville was awarded the silver medal and China's Xiaoxue Cai and Wei Yang settled for the bronze.

India’s capital city, New Delhi hosted the ISSF World Cup Finals for the first time in 2017.

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The International Shooting Sport Federation

• Founded in 1907 as the International Shooting Union, its name was changed to International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) in 1998. The Federation governs the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun and also several non-Olympic Shooting sport events, the ISSF Separate World Championship in Shotgun events and the ISSF World Championship.

• It conducts international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals.

• Olegario Vazquez Rana has been serving as the President of the organisation since 1980.

• The ISSF headquarters is located in Munich, Germany.

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