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Mairaj Khan wins historic skeet gold


ISSF World Cup: Mairaj Khan wins historic skeet gold in ISSF World Cup- Veteran Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan on Monday created history…

ISSF World Cup: Mairaj Khan wins historic skeet gold in ISSF World Cup- Veteran Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan on Monday created history by winning the country’s first-ever ISSF World Cup gold medal in men’s skeet here. Follow ISSF World Cup updates on InsideSport.IN

In the 40-shot final event, the 46-year-old from Uttar Pradesh shot a sensational score of 37 to outsmart Korea’s Minsu Kim (36) and Britain’s Ben Llewellin (26), who won the silver and bronze respectively.

Also read: ISSF World Cup: Anjum Moudgil wins 50m 3 positions bronze medal at Changwon Shooting World Cup

ISSF World Cup: Mairaj Khan wins historic skeet gold in ISSF World Cup

The two-time Olympian, who is the oldest member of the Indian contingent in Changwon this year, won a silver at the 2016 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Earlier in the day, the trio of Anjum Moudgil, Ashi Chouksey, and Sift Kaur Samra won bronze in the women’s 50m Rifle 3P team event.

The Indians outplayed the Austrian team of Sheileen Waibel, Nadine Ungerank, and Rebecca Koeck 16-6 in the bronze medal match to comfortably secure a podium finish.

With one gold and bronze apiece, India is still on top in the medal tally with 13 medals (5 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze).

ISSF World Cup: Mairaj Khan wins historic skeet gold in ISSF World Cup

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