Shooter Jitu Rai packs silver in Baku World Cup

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June.25: India’s gun pro Jitu Rai secured the silver decoration at the ISSF Shooting World Cup subsequent to posting a score of 199.5 in the finals of the 10m air gun occasion here on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who won his 6th World Cup decoration, completed second behind Brazillian Felipe Almeida Wu, who shot 200 to guarantee the gold award. Jin Jongoh of South Korea settled for bronze with a score of 178.8.

With the silver platform complete, Jitu has reaffirmed confidence that he is fit as a fiddle in front of the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil beginning from August 5.

On Friday, the world number one in 50m gun had completed tenth in capability round of the occasion in Baku.

Last September, he had turned into the principal Indian shooter to acquire a Rio quantity with a second place complete at the World Championships in Spain.