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Shahzar Rizvi wins gold in ISSF World Cup with record score in 10m Air pistol

Meerut-based shooter Shahzar Rizvi clinched gold in the ISSF World Cup with a world record score f 242.3 points to make his maiden appearance in the event memorable. Ace shooter Jitu Rai, however, has to settle for a bronze after he scored 219 points.

Shahzar kept his cool in the final to beat Christian Reitz of Germany, 239.7 points at Guadalajara in Mexico. The other Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval who also qualified for the final finished the competition at creditable fourth position with a score of 198.4 points. 

In the women’s section, Mehuli Ghosh shot world junior record 228.4 points to win bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event. Anjum Moudgil finished at fourth position with 208.6 points, while Apurvi Chandela was seventh in the standings with 144.1 points.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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