After a disappointing show in last month's World Cup in Changwon, India's Olympic champion shooter wins two golds in Hannover
New Delhi: India's top rifle shooters, including Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, warmed up in style for the upcoming World Cup in Fort Benning, USA, by returning a rich haul of three gold and two bronze medals at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover.
Shooter Abhinav Bindra. Pic/Getty Images
The tournament, held at the National Shooting Center in the German city, featured more than 1000 shooters from around the world.
Chain, Narang also win
Beijing Games gold medallist Bindra won both the individual and team gold in his pet 10m air rifle event, while upcoming talent Chain Singh added the 50m men's rifle prone yellow metal to his 10m air rifle team gold, which he won alongside Bindra and London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang.
Narang also won the bronze medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event.
Rising rifle shooter, Apurvi Chandela, who recently helped India bag an Olympic quota place in Korea, too won a bronze medal in women's air rifle event.
All the medal winners will be seen in action next week in Fort Benning for the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup and they would be aiming to bag as many Rio Olympic quota places as possible for the country, before the quadrennial sporting showpiece gets underway next year.