TEHRAN: Female Iranian sports shooter Elaheh Ahmadi has been crowned as the world’s best athlete of the 10-meter air rifle women division in the November edition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rankings.
According to the latest monthly rankings released by the ISSF, the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport tournaments, the 33-year-old Iranian sportswoman collected 1,842 points to be named the world’s champion.
China’s Yi Siling amassed 1,735 points to land in the second spot. Third-place Serbian female sports shooter Andrea Arsovic bagged 1,333 points. Zhang Binbin of China stood fourth with 1,309 points.
On September 9, Ahmadi scored 207.5 points at 10m air rifle women event at the 2015 ISSF World Cup Final in Munich, Germany, and snatched the gold medal.
She finished atop of the podium after a neck-and-neck competition against India’s Apurvi Chandela, who finished in the second place with 206.9 points.
The Iranian sportswoman notched up 207.8 points in the P2 (women’s 10m air pistol) contests of the ISSF World Cup 2015 Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun tournament at the Gabala Shooting Club in Gabala, Azerbaijan, on August 10 to top the podium, and earn a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Chinese competitor Zhang Binbin finished in the second place with 207.4 points and claimed the silver. Iran’s 19-year-old female prodigy Najmeh Khedmati collected 185.5 points to pick up the bronze.