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Lotus365 Reports: Anuradha Devi Clinches Silver in 10m Air Pistol on Debut at ISSF World Cup Cairo

In a spectacular debut at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Cairo, Egypt, Anuradha Devi, as reported by Lotus365 News, secured a silver medal in the women's 10m air pistol event. This exceptional feat unfolded on the first day of the competition, where Devi not only qualified for the final but also delivered a stellar performance to claim the silver medal.


In a spectacular debut at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Cairo, Egypt, Anuradha Devi, as reported by Lotus365 News, secured a silver medal in the women's 10m air pistol event. This exceptional feat unfolded on the first day of the competition, where Devi not only qualified for the final but also delivered a stellar performance to claim the silver medal.

Competing against stalwarts in the field, Devi secured the eighth and final qualifying spot in the preliminary rounds. In the subsequent final, she displayed remarkable composure and skill, finishing second behind Anna Korakakki, the Rio Olympic champion from Greece.

This victory marked India's first medal in the initial ISSF World Cup stage of the Olympic year. Sagar Dangi also reached the final in the men's 10m air pistol category but concluded the event in the sixth position.


Rhythm Sangwan, a Paris quota holder, entered the women's final as the top qualifier with a score of 584 but finished in fourth place eventually.

Anuradha Devi's journey to the podium included a qualification score of 575, securing her spot with higher inner 10s. However, it was in the final where she truly shone, exhibiting professionalism and precision. Her outstanding performance in the second five-shot series propelled her to the second position after the initial 10 shots, with Anna Korakakki dominating the leaderboard.


Despite facing tough competition, Devi displayed resilience, surpassing her compatriot Sangwan and the bronze medalist Irina Yunusmetova from Kazakhstan. Anuradha Devi concluded the final with a score of 239.9, securing the silver medal, just 1.2 points behind the champion Korakakki.

In other results for India, Manu Bhaker finished 15th in the women's pistol event with a score of 572. Ujjwal Malik (579) and Ravinder Singh (577) also concluded outside the top eight.

In men's trap, Zoravar Sandhu stood as the best-placed Indian at the 15th spot, while in women's trap, Rajeshwari Kumari secured the 19th position with a score of 64.


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