Shooting World Cup: Arjun Babuta strikes gold in 10m air rifle final

The 23-year old who has been playing for India at the international stage since 2016, got the better of USA's Kozeniesky by 17-9 in the gold medal clash.

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In the gold medal clash, Arjun humbled USA’s Kozeniesky 17-9 in a rather one-sided contest.

This is Arjun’s maiden gold for the senior side. He had bagged the yellow metal at the 2016 Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

The 23-year-old from Punjab, who has been representing India since 2016

Kozeniesky shot 260.4 to join him even as qualification leader Sergey Richter of Israel settled for bronze with a score of 259.9.

The American did not give up till the end but Arjun pulled out those big high 10s

The other Indian in the fray, Parth Makhija, who also qualified for the ranking event in fifth place

There was no stopping Arjun in the final as he raced to a 10-4 lead after the first seven single-shot series.

The winner of each series gets two points while the points are spilt in case of a tie and the first to 16 wins the match