International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2023 was held from 20th to 27th March 2023 in Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh(MP). India secured the 2nd position in the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2023 with 7 medals(1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze).
- China topped the medal tally with 12 medals(8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze) while Germany came 3rd with 3 medals(1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze).
Top 3 of ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2023, Bhopal:
Indian Medal Winners:
- Indian shooter Sarabjot Singh won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m(meter) Air Pistol.
- Rhythm Sangwan and Varun Tomar won the silver medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team.
i.Manu Bhaker, a 2018 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, won the bronze in 25m Pistol Women event while Varun Tomar won the bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol Men event.
ii.19 year old world champion in the 10m air rifle Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil, won the bronze in 10m Air Rifle Men.
- Previoulsy, He won the gold medal in 10m Air Rifle Men ISSF World Cup 2023 held in Cairo, Egypt in February 2023.
iii.Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil also won the bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team along with Narmada Nithin Raju.
iv.21-year-old Sift Kaur Samra won the bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women event. This mark’s her 1st ever individual event World Cup medal.
|10m Air Pistol Men||Sarabjot Singh||Gold|
|25m Pistol Women||Manu Bhaker||Bronze|
|10m Air Pistol Mixed Team||Rhythm Sangwan|
|10m Air Rifle Men||Rudrankksh Patil||Bronze|
|50m Rifle 3 Positions Women||Sift Kaur Samra||Bronze|
|10m Air Rifle Mixed Team||Narmada Nithin Raju|
A total of 37 Indian shooters will participate in 10 events in Bhopal.
- Only 22 competed for medals while the remaining shooters played to achieve Minimum Qualification Scores (MQS).
A total of 30 countries participated in the event.
About International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) :
ISSF is the governing body of the Olympic shooting events in rifle, pistol and shotgun (clay target) disciplines, and of several non-Olympic shooting sports events.
President– Luciano Rossi
Headquarters– Munich, Germany