Rhythm Sangwan wins bronze medal in air pistol event at ISSF World Cup 2023 in Baku

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Rhythm SangwanRhythm Sangwan representing India won a bronze medal in the women's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

An Overview of the News

  • Sangwan shot 219.1 in the final round to finish third on the podium.

  • Anna Korakiaki of Greece, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion, won the gold medal, while Olena Kostevich, the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist of Ukraine, won the silver medal.

ISSF World Cup:

  • It was started in 1986 by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

  • Its primary purpose is to provide a standardised qualification system for the Olympic shooting competitions.

  • It is a famous competition for rifle and pistol shooters from all over the world.

  • It provides a platform for athletes to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.

About Azerbaijan

  • It is a nation and former Soviet republic located between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains.

  • The capital city, Baku, is famous for its mediaeval walled Inner City.

  • Azerbaijan has hosted international events such as the Eurovision Song Contest and the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

President - Ilham Aliyev

Vice President - Mehriban Aliyeva

Prime Minister - Ali Asadov

National Assembly Speaker - Sahiba Gafarova

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