The Indian women’s team of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Namya Kapoor won a gold medal in the 25m pistol event to continue their dominance at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championships here.
In the gold medal match, the Indian team defeated USA 16-4.
It was Bhaker’s fourth gold to go with a bronze, while it was 14-year-old Kapoor’s second gold of the championship. She became the world junior champion in the individual 25m pistol event.
India also won a silver medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event when Adarsh Singh lost to Henry Turner Leverett of USA in the six-man final.
India topped the medal tally with nine gold, seven silver and three bronze at the end of the eighth day of the championships on Wednesday. USA was second with five golds and a total of 16 medals.
The trio of Manu, Rhythm and Namya faced little competition throughout as they took a commanding 10-4 lead before beginning the eighth series of rapid-fire shots and then closed at 16-4.
On Tuesday, they finished on top of first-round qualification with a combined effort of 878, six points clear of the second-placed French team.
Later that day, he easily topped the second round in the gold medal match with a score of 446. USA supported him in the final with a score of 437.
In the men’s 25m rapid fire, India made it to three of the six finalists Udhaveer and Vijayveer Sidhu along with Adarsh Singh.
Udhaveer was the best Indian in the qualification with a score of 577 and finished fourth, while Adarsh was fifth with 574 and Vijayveer with 572 for the sixth and final qualification spot.
Udayveer and Vijayveer were the first players to be eliminated in the final. Udayveer got nine hits in the first 20 shots and finished sixth. Vijayveer was eliminated in the next series with 13 hits out of 25, finishing fifth.
However, Adarsh started the final on a strong note with 10 out of 10 in the first two series. However, Henry Turner Leverett of the United States turned out to be the most accurate in this match and finished with 32 hits out of 40 to win the gold, while Adarsh finished with 28 to win the silver.
In the 50m Rifle Prone Mixed Team event, India remained out of the medal category. The pair of Sift Kaur Samra and Surya Pratap Singh made it to the second qualification round, eventually finishing sixth with a combined score of 409.5.
Ashi Chouksey and Sanskar Havelia finished ninth in the first round of qualification with a combined score of 604.0 in 11 pairs. The first eight pairs made it to round two.