Indian shooting ace Jitu Rai was awarded the "Champion of Champions" title for pistol shooting in 2016 by the International Shooting Sport Federation. Along with the honour, Rai was also given a cash award of €5000.

The 29-year-old shooter beat Serbia's Damir Mikec 29.6 to 28.3 in the Champions Trophy 10m Air Pistol final in Italy. National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh congratulated the shooter. "Jitu Rai is in a league of his own in the world of Pistol shooting and the Champions Trophy win reiterates his versatility as a shooter. On behalf of the NRAI, we congratulate him on his latest success and wish him all the best in continuing to bring laurels for the country," Singh was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

The champions trophy matches were held at the end of the Rifle and Pistol World Cup. Rai finished sixth in the finals of the World Cup.