Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win gold in mixed team 10m Air Pistol event at World Cup

first_imgJitu Rai and Heena Sidhu brought joy to the Indian squad competing at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rife/Pistol stage at Gabala, Azerbaijan, when they clinched gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event by beating Russia 7-6 in the finals on Monday.France beat Iran by an identical score to win the bronze in the event.Earlier on Sunday, Day Four of competitions at the Gabala World Cup, both Jitu and Heena had narrowly missed making the final of the individual Men’s and Women’s 10m Air Pistol event, when they finished 12th and 9th in their respective qualification rounds. Only the top eight make it through to the final.Although the Mixed Team events are not being considered for the medal tally at the World Cup stage this year, they have been approved as Medal events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a recent official communique. This heralds well for the pair of Jitu and Heena as this was their second Gold World Cup stage gold together, having won the event in the New Delhi World Cup earlier this year.China have been leading the medal tally at Gabala with three out of the seven Gold medals won so far and a total of six medals.A total of 430 athletes from 45 countries are competing for medals at Gabala World Cup which will be the last chance for Rifle and Pistol shooters to qualify for the year end showpiece- the ISSF World Cup Finals (WCF), which has the eight best shooters of the world in each Olympic discipline along with reigning Olympic and World Championship medalists and wild-cards squaring-off with each other.advertisementlast_img read more

Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades name their baby boy Arik Rampal. New post wins the Internet

first_imgArjun Rampal took to Instagram and announced the name of his baby boy, who was born on July 18. He shared a photo of him holding the baby’s hand.Arjun captioned the photo, “That gracious thing made of tears, of happiness, gratitude and light. A rainbow appeared into our lives. So blessed we feel, gratitude and abundance of joy. Welcome junior Rampal, into our lives. Thank you all for your graciousness, love and beautiful wishes. Say hello to baby Arik Rampal.”Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demtriades have been sharing few tantalising glimpses of their baby from time to time. Gabriella shared this photo on her Instagram account. It was in April this year that Arjun Rampal made the big announcement that he is going to be a father soon. The Roy actor wrote, “Blessed to have you and start all over again….thank you baby for this baby.”Arjun was earlier married to Mehr Jessia, with whom he has two daughters Mahikaa and Myra. Arjun and Mehr called it quits last year. A few months later, Arjun made his relationship with Gabriella public. Reportedly, when Arjun announced Gabriella was pregnant, Mehr Jessia was said to be fine with it and had taken the news sportingly.advertisementMehr’s friends said that she has accepted the fact that Arjun has moved on.”They are still working out the financial terms of the separation,” Mehr’s friend told Mumbai Mirror. “Mehr is a wonderful mother and wants to do what works best for her children,” her friend added.In an earlier interview to Mumbai Mirror, Arjun opened up on how he met Gabriella, “We met through common friends. So, what can I say? That she stalked me? Wishful thinking that, buddy! It’s only been a year since we started dating and here we are. For keeps. And I must add that it was of prime importance that my daughters should accept her as a part of the family. I’m blessed that they have, no questions asked.”On the work front, Arjun Rampal was last seen in web series – The Final Call.ALSO READ | Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades on naming their baby boy: Still thinkingALSO READ | Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades share sweet glimpse of baby boy. See picALSO WATCH | Arjun Rampal is Bollywood’s dark horselast_img read more