Rudrankksh Patil, a young Indian shooter, has won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2023 held in New Delhi. This is a remarkable achievement for Patil, who is only 19 years old and has already established himself as a rising star in Indian shooting.
Patil put on a masterful performance in the final, scoring a total of 251.3 points to beat his rivals and clinch the gold medal. He started the final strongly and continued to maintain his lead throughout the event, displaying remarkable composure and accuracy under pressure.
In an interview after his victory, Patil said, “It’s a dream come true for me to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. I have been training hard for this competition, and I am glad that my hard work has paid off. This is just the beginning, and I hope to continue to perform well in the upcoming tournaments.”
Patil’s win is a significant milestone for Indian shooting, which has been making steady progress in recent years. India has produced several world-class shooters in the past decade, and the country is now seen as a major force in the sport.
The Indian shooting fraternity has hailed Patil’s win as a great achievement, with many expressing confidence that he has a bright future ahead of him. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated Patil on his victory, saying, “Rudrankksh Patil has made India proud with his remarkable performance at the ISSF World Cup. He has shown tremendous potential, and I am confident that he will continue to do well in the future.”
Patil’s success also highlights the importance of training and development programs for young shooters in India. The Indian government and various sports organizations have been investing heavily in the sport, providing world-class facilities and support to young talents like Patil.
The ISSF World Cup 2023 in New Delhi saw the participation of more than 800 shooters from around 80 countries, making it one of the largest shooting competitions in the world. The event featured a total of 15 Olympic and non-Olympic events, including rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting.