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ISSF World Cup: Ganemat Sekhon Is First Indian Woman Skeet Shooter To Win A Medal

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Young Indian shooter Ganemat Sekhon won her first senior ISSF World Cup medal in the women’s skeet.

Ganemat Sekhon, a young Indian shooter, received her first senior ISSF World Cup medal when she won bronze in the women’s skeet on the third day of competition here on Sunday. Karttiki Singh Shaktawat, the other Indian in the six-woman final, finished fourth after a good start with a score of 32.

With 117 points, Ganemat came third, and Shaktawat came in fourth with 116. Parinaaz Dhaliwal of India came in ninth place with a score of 108. Sekhon won bronze in the junior event at the ISSF World Championships in Sydney, Australia, in 2018, making her the first Indian female skeet shooter to earn a medal at the event.

Ganemat Sekhon: Some Memorable Achievements

At the end of day three of the competition, Ganemat’s historic medal brought India’s medal tally to nine (3 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze). The hosts led the chart, followed by USA who have five medals, three of which are gold.

According to sources, the Chandigarh-based woman shot 55 in the finals of the trials, putting her four points ahead of second-placed Zahra Deesawala. Sekhon also participated in the 2018 Asian Games, finishing 10th. Sekhon had topped qualifying with a score of 120, which was six points ahead of second place in the selection trials held at KSSR in January.