Acapulco (Mexico), Mar 23: Extending his good form, Ankur Mittal clinched the gold medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the double trap event, pipping his Australian rival James Willet in the final in a world record equalling effort.
Mittal had settled for a silver at the recent International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi, where Willet had won the gold.
24-year-old Ankur Mittal concluded the final with 75 hits, also matching the World Record set by the same Willett at last month’s competition in New Delhi, while the 21-year-old Australian shooter finished with 73.
Mittal’s world record matching effort helped him secure first World Cup Gold medal of his career.
Gold – Ankur Mittal (India)
Silver – James Willet (Australia)
Bronze – Qi Ying (China)