The Champion Indian shooter Jitu Rai, has preceded his Rio Olympics 2016 stint with a silver medal at the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Event at the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. Pistol King' Jitu Rai pipped three-time Olympic champion Jongoh Jin of Korea to clinch the silver medal at the ISSF. In the final match, Rai shot 199.5 score to bag the silver medal in men’s 10m air pistol. In the men’s 10m air pistol event Brazilian shooter Felipe Almeida Wu won the gold medal, and South Korea’s Jin Jongoh won the bronze medal.
It was Jitu Rai’s second medal in a World Cup 2016 season and earlier had won the gold medal in the free pistol event in the first World Cup held in Bangkok, Thailand. He already has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after he had won silver medal in the 50m Free Pistol event in 2014 at the World Championships in Granada. His experience and prowess certainly make him one of India’s best medal bets at the Rio Olympics.