New Delhi: India’s star shooters trio of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Namaya Kapoor continued India’s stellar run of performance at the ISSF Junior World Championships by winning the gold medal in the 25m pistol team event. The Indian team defeated America in the gold medal match by 16. defeated by 4.
men won silver
The country got its 20th medal in the men’s trap team event in which the Indians had to be content with a silver medal after losing 4-6 to Italy in the final. The pair of Bakhtiyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihaan and Vivaan Kapoor qualified for the finals by finishing second among the seven teams in the qualification. In which he had scored 473 marks out of 525. Italy qualified in the qualification by finishing on top with a score of 486.
Manu Bhaker did wonders
Earlier Manu won the fourth gold in this competition and he has also won a bronze medal. At the same time, this is the second gold of 14-year-old Kapoor. He also won gold in the 25m pistol individual category. India won silver in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol when Adarsh Singh lost in the final to Henry Turner Leverett of America.
India on top of the points table
India are at the top of the points table with nine gold, eight silver and three bronze wins so far. The US is in second place with six gold medals and a total of 19 medals. The fight was easy for Manu, Rhythm and Kapoor. He quickly took a lead of 10.4 and after rapid fire shots, the lead increased to 16.4. In the qualification too, the Indian team was on top scoring 878. Staying on top in the second round too, he made it to the gold medal match.
Men’s team also did wonders
Three of the six players in the men’s 25m rapid fire were Indians. Apart from Adarsh Singh, twin brothers Udayveer and Vijayveer Sidhu also made it to the finals. In the qualification, Udayveer finished fourth with a score of 577, while Adarsh was ranked fifth with a score of 574. Vijayveer finished sixth with a score of 572. However, Vijayveer and Udayveer were out first in the final.
Adarsh captures silver
Adarsh scored a perfect 10 in the first two series. After this, Turner of America dominated and won the gold by hitting 32 out of 40 targets accurately. Adarsh took silver with 28. In the 50m rifle prone mixed team event, Suryapratap Singh and Sifat Kaur Samra of India crashed out of the second qualification round. Ashi Chouksey and Sanskar Hawelia finished ninth in the first round.