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Lajja Goswami won Silver in shooting World Cup

Jul 10, 2013 18:38 IST

Lajja GoswamiLajja Goswami on 9 July 2013 won silver medal in women's 50-metre Rifle 3 Position event at the ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain.

She shots 584 in the qualification round and 454 in the finals to bag the silver to lead Norway's Malin Westerheim, who shot 443.9 in the finals.Petra Zublasing of Italy won the gold after scoring 459.1 in the medal round.

Goswami totalled 152.4 over three series in kneeling. She has scored 154.8 in prone and 146.8 while standing to win the country's first medal in the tournament.

About Lajja Goswami

• 24-year-old Lajja Goswami, hails from Anand district in Gujarat and is a silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games,
• Lajja Goswami had teamed up with Tejaswani Sawant to win silver in pairs 50-m rifle 3 position at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
• She also had won gold in the women's 50m rifle 3 position, ahead of Maharashtra's Sawant and veteran Anjali Bhagwat at the IX Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters shooting competition in year 2012.
• It is important to note that she was unable to get selection in the 11-member team for 2012 London Olympics after failing to lift her game during the trials.

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