Punjab-Origin Sarabjot Singh Bags Gold in Shooting World Cup

Rozana Spokesman


China's Liu Jinyao was a close second at 584 points.

Sarabjot Singh

Indian Shooter Sarabjot Singh defeated Azerbaijan's Ruslan Lunev 16-0 and bagged the gold medal in the men's air pistol gold at ISSF Pistol/Rifle World Cup on Wednesday. Significantly, teenage shooter Varun Tomar also clinched a bronze medal in the competition. The Junior world champion 2021, Sarabjot won in the gold-medal match in the first final of the World Cup.

Sarabjot hit scores of 98, 97, 99, 97, 97, 97 in the six qualification series suggesting he would be hard to beat. China's Liu Jinyao was a close second at 584 points. 

Notably, Six other shooters, Jason Solari (Switzerland, 583 points), Vladimir Svechinko (Uzbekistan, 582), Frederik Larsen (Denmark, 580), Zhang Jie (China, 580), Ruslan Lunev (Azerbaijan, 579) and Varun Tomar (India, 579) made it to the ranking round. Notably, 19-year-old Varun, after qualifying eighth and last, began his superb recovery.