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    India win team bronze in rapid fire at Junior World Championship

    Anish Bhanwala. Photo: indianshooting.com

    Indian junior shooters continued their fine show with a team bronze in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at the ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl, Germany on Monday.

    The trio of Anish, Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla notched up a combined score of 1711 to claim third place and take India’s overall tally from the competition to two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

    This was Anish’s third medal of the competition after having won the 25m standard pistol gold and team silver on the opening day of the competition.

    On day two, Yashaswini Singh Deswal had won India its second gold of the competition by winning the 10m air pistol individual women event.

    17-year old Arjun Babuta also made it to the finals with a qualification score of 624.4 (103.8, 103.8, 104.4, 104.0, 103.3, 105.1) in the Junior Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Arjun shot well in the finals and was even placed second after the 12th shot but eventually finished fifth.

    The Results:

    Junior Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Miran Maricic (Cro) 246.6 (624.7); 2. Liu Yukun (Chn) 246.5 (630.4); 3. Borna Petanjek (Cro) 225.8 (628.0); 5. Arjun Babuta 184.2 (624.4); 36. Hriday Hazarika 618.2; 72. Sachet Pinnanath 612.9.

    Team: 1. Japan 1873.4 (WRJ); 2. China 1873.3; 3. Croatia 1870.7; 9. India 1855.5.

    Junior Women’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Zhu Yingjie (Chn) 250.3 (421.4 WRJ); 2. Anna Janssen (Ger) 249.0 (419.3); 3. Chen Yimei (Chn) 227.7 (421.1); 28. Elavenil Valarivan 414.0; 29. Mehuli Ghosh 413.9; 32. Shreya Bandyopadhyay 413.4.

    Team: 1. China 1262.1 (WRJ); 2. Singapore 1247.1; 3. Germany 1244.7; 9. India 1241.3.


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