ISSF World Cup: In a dramatic victory for India, Jitu Rai and Heena Sindhu has won the 10m mixed team air pistol event of the ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) world cup on Monday.
ISSF World Cup: they will not receive any medal
The duo will not receive any medal as the mixed event is being used on a trial basis in lin with IOC’s aim to achieve gender equality in its 2020 Tokyo Olympics programs even though the recommendations are approved by ISSF executive committee.
The event had started on Saturday with the 10m rifle event in which China won the gold medal over Japan. “It was good, very interesting, opinions are still divided since it is early days. It will take time to settle down. But we will have to start preparing for this in earnest as this, we assume, is going to be part of the Olympics and World Championships,” Heena, a former world number one, said after the event as quoted by TOI.
I am trying to figure out how it works, says Jitu
World Championship and Asian Games silver medallist Jitu said, “I am trying to figure out how it works. We are having a little difficulty right now as far as coordination is concerned but once the rules get clear it will be better for us.”
The recommendation of mixed gender event was given by none other than Abhinav Bindra-led ISSF Athletes Committee.