Jitu Rai shrugs Rio Olympics disappointment to shoot silver medal at World Cup in Italy

Jitu Rai scored 188.8 in the 50m Pistol event in Bologna, Italy to finish 1.8 points behind gold medallist Pang Wei.

By: PTI | Bologna | Published:October 6, 2016 7:49 pm
Jitu Rai, Jitu, Jitu Rai World Cup, ISSF World Cup, Jitu Rai silver medal, Jitu Rai World Cup Bologna, shooting, shooting news, sports, sports news Jitu Rai (centre) bagged the silver medal in the 50m Pistol category. (Source: Twitter)

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai shrugged off the disappointment of a poor Olympic campaign by clinching a silver medal in the 50m pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final on Thursday. Jitu shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China’s Wei.

Jitu shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China’s Wei Pang (190.6). Italy’s Giuseppe Giordano settled for the bronze
medal with a score of 170.3 in the final.

Jitu, who was touted as India’s best shooting medal hope in Rio but failed to deliver, had earlier won a silver medal
at the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in the 10m Air Pistol event.

“Congratulations to Jitu Rai. He needs to plan his next four year cycle meticulously,” tweeted India’s first and only
individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra referring to Jitu’s Rio Games debacle.