ISSF World Cup: Rudrankksh Patil wins individual gold in 10m air rifle at Cairo

India now has four medals in its kitty, including three golds.

Rudrankksh Patil
Rudrankksh Patil


Reigning world champion Rudrankksh Patil won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle competition of the ISSF Shooting World Cup on Tuesday, extending India’s dominance in the tournament.

India now has four medals in its kitty, including three golds.

World No. 1 Rudrankksh got the better of Germany’s Maximilian Ulbrich 16-8 in the gold medal contest. Rudrankksh also topped the ranking round with a total score of 262.0, with Ulbrich scoring 260.6.

Earlier, Rudrankksh qualified for the ranking matches after finishing seventh in the qualification round with a score of 629.3.

The other Indian shooters in the fray in men’s 10m air rifle, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Hriday Hazarika, narrowly missed out on qualification.

Indian shooters swept the mixed team air pistol and rifle competitions on Monday .R Narmada Nithin and Rudrankksh won the 10m air rifle mixed team event to give India their first gold. Varun Tomar, who had won bronze in the individual event on Sunday, and Rhythm Sangwan then clinched the 10m air pistol mixed team competition.

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