India’s Arjun Babuta wins first gold medal at ISSF World Cup in South Korea

In Shooting, India’s Arjun Babuta have won his first gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage at Changwon in South Korea. He defeated Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Lucas Kozeniesky of the USA 17-9 in the final yesterday. Arjun Babuta had also topped the eight-men ranking round with a score of 261.1 ahead of Lucas Kozeniesky’s 260.4. Israel’s Sergey Richter settled for bronze with a score of 259.9 while India’s Paarth Makhija managed 258.1 for a fourth-place finish. Arjun Babuta had qualified second to make it to the eight-man ranking round behind Sergey Richter on Sunday. Paarth Makhija had qualified in fifth place from the 53-strong field. The third Indian shooter in the mix, Shahu Tushar Mane finished 30th. This was India’s first medal under new national foreign rifle coach Thomas Farnik.