Shooting World Cup: Sagar Dangi finishes sixth in men’s 10m air pistol in RioSeptember 16, 2023
India’s Sagar Dangi finished sixth in the men’s 10m air pistol on Thursday at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage, currently underway in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
The 21-year-old shot 157.4 in the final and was the lone Indian to make it to the top eight stage. Italian Federico Maldini won gold in the event.
A 16-member Indian team is taking part in the Rio World Cup in as many as seven Olympic events. The other gold of the day went to Armenia in the women’s 10m air pistol, where India had no representative.
Dangi shot 581 in the 60-shot qualification round to finish second in the 62-strong field. Among the other Indians vying for medals, Shravan Kumar shot 576 to finish 15th while Saurabh Chaudhary shot 572 to take 30th spot. Kedarling Uchaganve, competing for ranking points only, shot 576.
Friday will see the mixed team competitions where India has a team participating in the mixed team air rifle event.