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Air Warrior SGT Shahzar Rizvi wins Silver at ISSF World Cup 2018

Tuesday April 24, 2018 9:34 PM, News Network

Shahzar Rizvi IAF

New Delhi: Sgt Shahzar Rizvi of IAF Shooting team won a Silver medal for India on Tuesday at ISSF World Cup 2018 being held at South Korea. He won the medal in 10 Mtr Air Pistol individual event.

"The Air Warrior missed the Gold merely by 0.2 points", Ministry fo Defence said in a statement.

Gold medalist of the event ArtemChernousov of Russia scored 240.0 points whereas Rizvi scored 239.8 point in the final round. "It is prudent to mention that three Air Warriors are representing the country in the said championship", the ministry said.

Earlier, Sgt Rizvi made his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance representing India and won the Gold medal in the 10M Air Pistol event at Guadalajara in Mexico on 03 Mar 18. Sgt Rizvi shot a world record score of 242.3 points in the final to beat Christian Reitz of Germany, 239.7 points, to win the top honour.

"The Air Warrior has been representing Air Force at National Shooting championships and won accolades from one and all", the ministry said.

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