Indian ace shooter Jitu Rai won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol category at the Shooting World Cup underway at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.
Jitu ended with a final score of 216.7, which wasn't good enough to get him into contention for the gold medal which went to Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan (240.1) and the silver medal to Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam (236.6).
It sprung up a surprise of sorts by getting onto the podium place not further down the ranks as he shot a 8.8 on the second attempt. Luck shone his way with the other competitors not doing better to push him by the wayside.
Jitu had qualified sixth earlier in the day in the qualifying rounds with the Vietnamese Vinh Hoang finishing top of the pile then. Other Indians in the fray were Omkar Singh and Amanpreet Singh who couldn’t make it to the finals as only the top-8 qualify with the duo finishing 14th and 19th respectively.