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India end 2019 as variety one capturing state in world

The English Print 2020-01-12 14:20:13

On the back of its glowing exhibit via 2019, India finished the yr as the pinnacle shooting nation in the world, leapfrogging Olympic heavyweights China and the USA.

In phrases of usual medals, the tally stood at 21 gold, six silver and three bronze as India topped all the Rifle-Pistol World Cups and Finals in a unforgettable year.

A delighted National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh tweeted a screenshot of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) universal rankings for 2019. “Well accomplished Team India,” he wrote.

While India leads the standings with 30 medals overall, China is 2nd with 11 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze for a whole of 44 podium finishes.

The USA is placed third with 15 medals (six gold six silver and three bronze).

The variety of Olympic quotas, which now stands at a document 15, is not a only refection of the country’s rapid upward jostle in the recreation over the remaining one yr however additionally units up the shooters properly for a document haul at the Tokyo Games, after the meltdown at Rio de Janeiro.

Besides the shooters, the federation has also worked notably in the direction of bringing the activity to the place it is today. Indian shooting’s nice exhibit at the Olympics stays the two medals received at London in 2012, but if the shooters’ exploits in recent months are anything to go by, the u . s . a . can without difficulty emulate or better that in Tokyo.