Jitu Rai wins Champion of Champions pistol award of ISSF

Ace Indian Shooter Jitu Rai has won the 2016 Champion of Champions pistol Award of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for pistol shooting.

He won the award consisting cash prize of €5000 in the World Cup Final held in Bologna, Italy. In the 10 m Air Pistol Champions Trophy final Jitu Rail defeated Damir Mikec of Serbia by 29.6 to 28.3 points. Olympic champion Anna Korakaki finished third in this event.

10 m Air Pistol Champions Trophy

It was the mixed knock-out competition meant only for the medallists in the World Cup Final. In this event shooters are eliminated after the first four shots, one each after every successive shot. The last two compete on a three-shot format.

Other Awards

In the rifle event category, the honour went to Sergey Kamenskiy of Russia. He had defeated two-time Olympian Du Li of China by 31.7 to 31.6 points. London Olympics champion Yi Siling of China took the third place.

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