The 2019 ISSF World Cup was held from November 17-23,2019 in Putian, China. It was the annual edition of the ISSF World Cup in the Olympic shooting events, governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation(ISSF). The highlights in detail are as follows,
India tops medal tally with 3 gold in finals
In the finals of the ISSF World Cup India topped the medal tally by securing 3 gold. India was followed by China with 4 medals (2gold,1silver,1 bronze) and France with two medals (1 gold, 1 bronze) in the second and third place respectively. The mixed event medals were not included in the medal count.
Individual performance of Indians:
|Women’s 10m Air Pistol||Manu Bhaker|
|Men’s 10m Air Rifle||Divyansh Singh Panwar|
|Women’s 10m Air Rifle||Elavenil Valarivan|
Women’s 10m Air Pistol: Manu Bhaker won gold, creates junior world record:
India’s Manu Bhaker won a gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol event for women by defeating Zorana Arunović from Serbia. She also created new junior world record with a total score of 244.7
Men’s 10 m Air Rifle: Divyansh Singh Panwar won gold medal:
India’s Divyansh Singh Panwar won gold in the men’s 10m air rifle category in the final round. He was followed by Hungary’s Peni Istvan who won the silver medal.
Women’s 10m Air Rifle: Elavenil Valarivan won gold:
India’s Elavenil Valarivan won a gold medal in the 10m air rifle event for the women’s category by defeating Taiwan’s Lin Ying-Shin who won the silver medal.
Indian performance in Mixed Event category:
10m Air Pistol mixed event: In the mixed event, Manu Bhaker paired with World No 1 Russian Artem Chernousov to win the gold medal by defeating India’s Saurabh Chaudhary and Olympic champion Anna Korakaki from Greece who won silver.
10m Air Rifle mixed event: Divyansh Singh teamed up with Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic to win the gold medal in the 10m air rifle mixed team competition. The pair was followed by India’s Apurvi Chandela and China’s Zhang Changhong whereby they won the silver medal.
10m Air Pistol mixed event: In the finals of the 10m air pistol of mixed category, India’s Shahzar Rizvi & Zorana Arunović from Serbia won the bronze medal.
3 Indians to be honoured with Golden Target Award:
India’s Elavenil Valarivan, Sourabh Chowdary and Divyansh Singh Panwar were selected for 2019 “Golden Target” award by the ISSF. The award will be given on December 7, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
Rankings: Elavenil Valarivan is currently positioned as World No 1 in the women’s 10m air rifle event for the season. 10 m air rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar and 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary both have also ranked as World no 1 in their respective events for the season.
Golden Target Award: The award is given to best athletes of the year based on the annual ranking in each of the individual Olympic oriented events in shooting.
About International Shooting Sport Federation(ISSF):
- Founded- 1907.
- Headquarters- Munich, Germany.
- President- Vladimir Lisin.