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Shooting News : India win 43 medals in Junior WC in Peru

India won a whopping 43-medals as the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun concluded at the Las Palmas Shooting range in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Vijayveer Sidhu, Rhythm Sangwan, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shikha Narwal were India’s gold medallists on the final day putting India firmly on top of the standings with 17 gold medals. Vijayveer began the sweep with a gold in the Junior Men’s 25M Standard Pistol with his third gold medal of the Championship. His twin brother Udhayveer won silver with 570, the same score as Vijayveer’s but with three lesser inner 10s. Harsh Gupta won bronze with a 566 in a field that was 17-strong. Rhythm Sangwan won her fourth gold of the Championship with a victory in the Junior Women’s 25m Standard Pistol with a score of 573, leaving compatriots Niveditha Veloor Nair (565) and Naamya Kapoor (563) behind in silver and bronze positions. Then in the 50M Pistol for Junior Men, India’s Arjun Singh Cheema bossed the 16-strong field with a 549 out of 600 with both teammates Shaurya Sarin and Ajinkya Chavan also finishing on the same score. Shaurya was adjudged second and Ajinkya third on inner 10s and count back. In the final event of the Championship, India’s Shikha Narwal won the Junior Women’s 50M Pistol with a score of 530. Esha Singh was second with 529 while Navdeep Kaur was third with 526.In all, the Pistol discipline stole a march over the other two for India, accounting for 26 medals of the 43. Shotgun had nine medals while Rifle won eight. Noteworthy performances with the future of Indian Shooting in mind however, came from all three disciplines.


  • Released : 14-Oct-2021


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