ISSF’s Pistol World Cup

In the ongoing Pistol World Cup, Indian shooters have put up an exemplary performance and have won eight of the 11 single-shot shooting duels between the international teams.

How does the single-shot dueling work?

  • In such an event, the combined score of one pair of shooters is compared with those of the other pairs of shooters.
  • The high scoring among the shooters is awarded a total of two points.
  • The first pair to get to sixteen points wins the match.
  • This adapted format will also be used in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

India at the Pistol World Cup

  • With its successive wins, India has finished the ISSF tournament at the very top of the medals tally.
  • India has won a total of five gold, two silver, and two bronze.
  • With the latest win, India, a recognized international shooting superpower, has finished at the top of all four ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup events in 2019.

About the ISSF

  • The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is the primary administrative body for the Olympic Shooting events in the rifle, pistol and shotgun (clay target) categories.
  • It is also responsible for organizing several non-Olympic Shooting sport events like the ISSF World Cup.
  • The ISSF’s activities also involve the regulation of the sport and looking after qualifications for the Olympics.
  • The ISSF also organizes several international shooting competitions like the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals and the ISSF World Championship in all events.
  • The ISSF was founded in 1907.
  • It was earlier known as the International Shooting Union. However, it then changed its name to ISSF in 1998.
  • Today, the ISSF has over 150 National Shooting Federations affiliated to it from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

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