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    World Championship: Sameer Gulia wins Silver in Junior Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

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    Sameer Gulia of India.

    Sameer Gulia of India won the silver in Junior Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol in the ISSF World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday.

    The 16-year-old Indian lost the top spot to China’s Wang Shiwen 25-23 in the gold medal contest.

    It was a commendable performance by Sameer who qualified with a modest score of 573 as compared to 586 by the Chinese.

    In the Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol Team, the trio of Esha Singh, Shikha Narwal and Varsha Singh qualified for the gold match by finishing with 576, two points behind the Chinese in the second stage of qualification. Both the teams had shot identical 855 in the first stage. The medal matches will be held on Tuesday.

    India did not reach the medal stage in the mixed team events. Mehuli Ghosh and Arjun Babuta shot 630.0 and missed the chance to fight for a medal by 0.1 point in the air rifle mixed team event. Elavenil Valarivan and Kiran Jadhav shot 627.5 for the 17th spot.

    In Junior 50m Rifle Three Positions Mixed Team, NIschal and Pankaj Mukheja placed 12th with 861, while Nupur Kumrawat and Surya Pratap Singh shot 855 for the 19th spot.

    In Women’s 50m Rifle Prone, Anjum Moudgil missed a medal by 0.9 point after shooting 624.8.

    India was second in the medals table with five gold, three silver and six bronze, behind China that has so far won 16 gold, six silver and five bronze.

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