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World Cup gold for Sodhi

other Updated: Jun 13, 2010 00:28 IST
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Double-trap marksman Ronjan Sodhi covered himself with glory at Lonato (Italy), shooting a perfect score in the finals to clinch gold in the concluding ISSF Shotgun World Cup on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Delhi shooter, after making it to the finals placed third with 145 points, shot a 50/50 to aggregate 195 to be just one point adrift of the Final World Record held by China’s Hu Binyuan.

“After a none-too-impressive performance in the Dorset (England) World Cup, it’s a great feeling to have won gold in the Mecca of shooting.

“My next target is to secure a London Olympic Games quota at the World Championships in Munich later this year.

“Last time I was unlucky to miss the quota, but this time around I want to secure it as early as possible,” said Sodhi for whom this was the second World Cup gold.