LimaIndian shooters Anish Bhanwala, Adarsh Singh and Vijayveer Sidhu jointly won gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team event as the country finished the ISSF Junior World Championships at the top of the standings in Peru. The Indian trio scored a total of 10 to overtake their German counterparts Fabian Otto, Felix Luka Holfoth and Tobias Gossel (2) in the gold medal event on Friday.
India’s Maanvi Soni (105) won the junior double trap gold medal ahead of compatriot Yashaya Hafiz Contractor (90). Hitasha (76) won a bronze medal in an event that featured only Indians.
Vinay Pratap Singh Chandrawat won the gold medal in the men’s double trap event with a score of 120, while the silver went to Sahajpreet Singh (114) and the bronze to Mayank Shokeen (/111).
Earlier on Friday, Ayushi Poddar and Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar continued India’s dominance in the tournament by winning a silver medal in the 50m rifle three position mixed team event.
Ayushi and Aishwarya scored 17 in the gold medal match and finished second after 31 shots from the German pair of Max Brown and Anna Jensen. The Indian pair had topped the qualification round with a world record-equal score of 590, with the eventual gold medalist finishing second.
The other Indian team of Nischal and Sartaj Singh Tiwana finished eighth in the qualification round with a score of 574. Indian pair of Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu then won the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team gold medal.
Sangwan and Sidhu beat Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphom and Shwakon Trinifakorn 9-1 to give India their 10th gold of the current event.
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Tejaswini and Anish also claimed bronze medals in the event with a 10-8 win against another Thai team in Chavisa Paduka and Ram Khamheng.
In the junior women’s 50m rifle three position, Siddhi Mahant, Nishkal and Ayushi Poddar won the silver medal after losing to the American trio of Elizabeth McGinn, Lorraine Zoon and Carolyn Tucker. Defeated Indians 43-47.
Table toppers India ended the tournament with 30 medals including 13 gold, 11 silver and six bronze. The US came second with 6 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze.