Azerbaijan Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick wins gold at ISSF Junior World Cup in Azerbaijan

Young Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick has won the gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

He won the gold medal in 50-metre rifle prone event with overall 205.5 score to finish top of the podium.Czech Republic’s Filip Nepejchal (205.2) followed in second position, while Romania’s Dragomir Iordache (185.1) was placed third at the end of the finals.

India’s Sambhaji Patil also had won second gold medal when he won the junior men’s 25-metre standard pistol event by shooting 562 score. He also has added the team gold medal in the event along with compatriots Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh.

Jitu Rai wins silver medal in ISSF World Cup

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai won silver medal at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Shooting World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In the final match, Rai shot 199.5 score to bag the silver medal in men’s 10m air pistol. He pipped three-time Olympic champion Jongoh Jin of South Korea to win silver medal.

In the men’s 10m air pistol event Brazilian shooter Felipe Almeida Wu won the gold medal, and South Korea’s Jin Jongoh won the bronze medal.

It was Jitu Rai’s second medal in a World Cup 2016 season and earlier had won the gold medal in the free pistol event in the first World Cup held in Bangkok, Thailand.

He already has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after he had won silver medal in the 50m Free Pistol event in 2014 at the World Championships in Granada.