Jitu-Heena Win Mixed Event

The Economic Times - - Sports: The Great Games -

There was some cheer for In­dia af­ter two bar­ren days as Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu tri­umphed in the 10m mixed team air pis­tol event at the ISSF World Cup on Mon­day. How­ever, since the mixed event is be­ing tried out on a trial ba­sis in line with IOC’s aim to achieve gen­der equal­ity in its 2020 Tokyo Olympics pro­gramme, medals are not be­ing awarded even though the In­ter­na­tional Shoot­ing Sports Fed­er­a­tion (ISSF) ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee has rat­i­fied the rec­om­men­da­tions. In an event in which co­or­di­na­tion plays a key role, Rai teamed up with Heena to fin­ish ahead of Ja­pan’s Yukari Kon­ishi and To­moyuki Mat­suda.

PTI

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