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Shooters bag five medals at junior World Cup

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Gabala (Azerbaijan), Sept 21: Indian shooters enjoyed another successful day at the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup, bagging five medals including three gold here on Wednesday. The Indian tally now stands at 23 medals at the end of the fourth day of the competition. India has won a total of nine gold medals in the competition so far to be ranked second in the medals table behind Russia.

On Wednesday, India won two team gold medals in the men’s and women’s 25 metre Pistol events, while the third gold of the day came through Ahd Jawanda in the individual men’s 25m Pistol competition.

The day’s only silver medal came through Gurmeet who made it an Indian 1-2 in the men’s 25m Pistol event. Ahd and Gurmeet had teamed up with Arjun Das for the team gold in the event. In the women’s 25m Pistol event, Chinki Yadav, Gauri Sheoran and Sanja Sehrawat won the team gold for India with a combined score of 1701.

Chinki and Gauri also reached the individual competition fils along with Muskan, where Chinki qualified for the bronze medal play-off. But she eventually lost out to An Dedova 7-3 to be placed fourth.

Margarita Lomova of Russia won the gold in the event, which was also her second individual gold of the competition. Miroslava Mincheva of Bulgaria got the silver.

India’s only bronze of the day came in the women’s Trap competition through the team comprising Pragati Gupta, Soumya Gupta and Manisha Keer.

In the junior men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event, Subhankar Pramanick reached the fil round with a qualifying score of 1139 points, but had to be content with the eighth position in the fil standings. (IANS)

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