Esha stays in medal contention in Munich World Cup

Munich, June 03, 2024.

India’s Ramita Jindal gave a good account of herself but still finished sixth in women’s 10m air rifle, while Esha Singh qualified in sixth place in 25m sports pistol to keep her medal hopes alive in the ISSF World Cup here on Monday.

Ramita, who finished second in the Olympic Selection Trials and should be on the flight to the Summer Games in Paris, was the third one to get eliminated in the eight-shooter final. She shot two poor scores — 9.9 and 9.8 — in the finals, paying the price for lapse in concentration.

In a battle of teenagers, 17-year-old World Championship silver medallist Huang Yuting (252.7) of China won against 16-year-old Korean Ban Hyojin (252.7) off the last shot by the slimmest of margins.