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Rio Olympics 2016: Silver medal for Jitu Rai at ISSF Shooting World Cup

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 June 2016, 17:54 IST

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched the silver medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup after posting a score of 199.5 in the finals of the 10m air pistol event on 25 June.

The 28-year-old, who won his sixth World Cup medal, finished second behind Brazillian Felipe Almeida Wu, who shot 200 to claim the gold medal. Jin Jongoh of South Korea settled for bronze with a score of 178.8.

With the silver podium finish, Jitu has reaffirmed the belief that he is in good form ahead of the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil - which begin on 5 August.

On Friday, the world number one in 50m pistol finished tenth in the qualification round of the event in Baku. Last September, he had become the first Indian shooter to earn a Rio quota with a second place finish at the World Championships in Spain.

--ANI

First published: 25 June 2016, 17:54 IST
 
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