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Indian shooters go on medal rampage on day 6 of Worlds

Source: PTI
October 19, 2022 00:59 IST
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IMAGE: Indian mixed pair at the ISSF Worlds in Cairo. Photograph: ISSF

Indian junior shooters went on a rampage, claiming as many as four more gold medals at the ISSF World Championship here on Tuesday.

The four medals swelled India's tally to 20 medals including nine gold, three silver and eight bronze medals, in second place behind China, who have 18 gold for a grand total of 37 medals.

India's gold rush on competition day six began early with the team of Esha Singh, Shikha Narwal and Varsha Singh winning the air pistol team gold in the junior women's category, by beating China 16-6.


The team made the title round on Monday after coming through two stages of qualification.

It was then the turn of the junior rifle girls and the trio of Ramita, Nancy and Tilottama Sen struck gold in the air rifle team women's junior competition, also beating a Chinese team 16-2 in a dominating display. Earlier in the day, they also topped round one of qualification with 941.5 points, as well as round two, with a score of 627.6.

India's third gold of day six came in the air rifle team Men's junior event where Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Sri Karthik Sabari Raj Ravishankar and Vidit Jain trumped China yet again, with a favourable 17-11 scoreline in the final.

The junior riflemen emulated their women counterparts in registering a wire-to-wire victory. They had topped round one early in the day with a score of 937.9 after 90 shots and round two with 626.8 after 60 shots.

In 25m rapid-fire pistol, the junior mixed team pairing of Payal Khatri and Adarsh Singh won the fourth and final gold of the day, beating the pair of Feng Sixuan and Liu Yangpan 17-9 in the gold medal match. They had finished second in round one with 567 and topped round two of qualification with a score of 382.

Sameer picked up his second bronze of the day in the same event, where he partnered with Tejaswini to beat Luo Zizhao and Wang Shiwen of China 16-2, in the bronze medal match. The pair had finished third in qualification round two with a score of 370 and third in round one as well with a score of 560.

His first medal had come early in the 25m rapid-fire pistol team junior competition where he partnered with Udhayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh to trounce Italy 16-2. They had earlier finished third in round two of qualification with a score of 562, to make it to the bronze round.

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