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Rostamiyan wins silver in Baku 2023, ends Iran’s medal drought in 25-meter pistol

Iranian female sports shooter Haniyeh Rostamiyan smiles after winning a silver medal in 25m pistol women competitions of the ISSF World Cup Baku 2023, Azerbaijan, on May 13, 2023.

Haniyeh Rostamiyan has become the first female Iranian sports shooter to clinch a medal in 25-meter pistol competitions after she put on an awe-inspiring display of skills at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Baku 2023 in Azerbaijan, and managed to snatch a silver medal.

On Saturday, the 24-year old 2022 ISSF World Cup gold medalist vied for the top honor in women’s 25-meter pistol individual contests at Baku Olympic Shooting Range in the Azerbaijani capital, and recorded a score of 33 points to finish in the second place.

Chinese shooter Sixuan Feng scored 38 points to receive the gold medal.

Doreen Vennekamp, a female sports shooter from Germany, won the bronze with a final score of 30.

Iran’s Sajad Poorhosseini Lafmejani had previously claimed a gold in the men’s 10-meter air pistol.

Iranian sports shooter Sajad Poorhosseini Lafmejani

The 2023 ISSF World Cup started in Baku on May 8 and will conclude on May 15.

Dozens of male and female sports shooters are taking part in rifle and pistol contests of the tournament.

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