Indian shooters ended their campaign at the 3rd ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany at a creditable fourth position, finishing with a total of 10 medals which included 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.
During the week-long competition, a total of 585 junior shooters from 48 countries participated but only 24 nations made it to the medals table, which was topped by Italy with seven gold, four silver and one bronze.
Russia stood second with five gold, six silver and nine bronze, while Germany came third with five gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
For India, Rituraj Singh was the most successful performer with two gold medals in both the individual and team events of the Junior Men’s 25m Standard Pistol.
Shivam Shukla also turned in impressive performances in pistol events, winning a gold and a silver. He also made it to the finals of the individual 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event and finished 5th.
Among the junior women, Yashaswini Singh Deswal was the most impressive with her two silver medals, both in the individual and team event of the 10m Air Pistol. She has been a consistent performer at the international level over the last couple of years.
ISSF action next moves to Munich, Germany where the fourth leg of the senior ISSF World Cup is scheduled from May 19 to 26th.