ISSF World Championships: Om Prakash Mitharwal strikes gold

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Jakarta: Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, claiming the top honors in the 50m pistol event here September 4.
The 23-year-old, a bronze-winner in the 10m air pistol and the 50m pistol events of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier this year, shot a score of 564 to finish on top here.
In the junior competition, the duo of Asian Games gold-medallist Saurabh Chanudhary and Abhidnya Patil brought India the 10m air pistol mixed team bronze.
The two medals have helped the country surpass the previous best haul of six achieved at this prestigious competition in Zagreb 12 years ago.
The silver was won by Serbiaโ€™s Damir Mikec (562), while the bronze went to local favourite Daemyung Lee (560).
The Indian team finished fourth with Bhaker, Sidhu and Shweta Singh (568) combining for a total of 1713.

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