In the ISSF Globe Cup 2023 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, India’s Nischal clinched the silver medal in the women’s 50m rifle three positions occasion. This podium finish contributed to India’s all round medal tally of two, with Elavenil Valarivan securing the gold in the women’s 10m air rifle competitors. The Indian contingent consisted of 16 shooters, even though the country’s Asian Games-bound athletes chose not to participate in the occasion. Saurabh Chaudhary, the reigning Asian Games champion, was unable to qualify for the final in the men’s 10m air pistol occasion.
Generating her senior ISSF Globe Cup debut earlier this year in Baku, Nischal accomplished a final score of 458. in Rio, showcasing her abilities across the kneeling, prone, and standing positions. She completed second behind Norway’s Jeanette Hegg Duestad, a 3-time planet champion and Olympian, who claimed the gold with a score of 461.five. Denmark’s Stephanie Grundsoe secured the bronze with 447.six points.
Nischal’s journey started with an impressive elimination round score of 587. In the qualification round for the final, she surpassed Anjum Moudgil’s earlier national record of 591, set at the President’s Cup final year, by shooting an outstanding 592. Nevertheless, Miao Wanru of China, the reigning planet champion, topped the qualifiers with a score of 594, even though she completed fourth in the final.
Despite the fact that Anjum Moudgil and Ayushi Podder also competed in the women’s 50m rifle 3P occasion, they did not handle to safe a spot in the eight-shooter final. Moudgil completed 10th with a score of 586, even though Podder placed 35th with a score of 580.
The Rio meet concluded the rifle and pistol ISSF Globe Cup events for 2023. The subsequent occasion, the ISSF Globe Cup Final, is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar, from November 18 to 27.