Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh has won a gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. The 24-year-old clinched the top spot with a score of 246.8 in the final, beating out Hungary’s Istvan Peni and China’s Wei Pang, who won silver and bronze, respectively.
Singh, who is from Punjab, had a shaky start in the final, scoring only 9.9 in his first shot. However, he quickly regained his composure and went on to hit a series of consistent high-scoring shots. His final score of 246.8 was 1.7 points ahead of Peni’s score of 245.1.
This is Singh’s first gold medal in an ISSF World Cup event, and his performance has earned him a quota place for the Indian team at the upcoming 2023 ISSF World Championships. He is considered one of India’s top shooters and has previously won medals at the Asian Shooting Championships and the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.
Singh’s win in Cairo is a boost for India’s shooting team, which has been performing well at the World Cup. India currently leads the medal table with four gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze medal. The team is expected to continue its strong performance in the remaining events of the World Cup.
The ISSF World Cup in Cairo is the final qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and many top shooters from around the world are competing for a chance to represent their countries at the Games. India’s strong showing at the World Cup bodes well for the country’s chances of winning medals in shooting at the Olympics.