New Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) India’s teenage world champion rifle shooter Rudrankksh Patil is not sure when will he receive the biggest pay cheque of his fledgling career — 15,000 euros (Rs 13.25 lakhs approx) for winning the prestigious President’s Cup — due to a change of guard at the international shooting federation.
The ISSF President’s Cup featured the 12 top athletes in each individual Olympic event as per the 2022 world rankings and offered a total sum of 792,000 euros this year. Each of the disciplines offered 66,000 euros prize money, with the winner earning 15,000 euro.
World No.1 Rudrankksh defeated Danilo Sollazzo of Italy in the men’s 10m air rifle final of the year-ending ISSF President’s Cup 2022 in Cairo on December 3 to be eligible for the top prize.
However, the 19-year-old has not yet received the sum as the former Russian head of the world shooting body ISSF, Vladimir Lisin, has reportedly failed to fulfil his financial commitment after he was voted out as the global body’s head.
Another Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil had won a silver in the 50m rifle 3 Positions event and was to get 7500 euros.
Rudrankksh’s father Balasahab Patil told
Source: PTI News