Suhl (Germany): Indian shooters produced an impressive show by bagging three gold medals and a bronze on
the opening day of the ISSF Junior World Cup here yesterday. The Indians won a gold each in the team events of men’s 25m standard pistol and women’s 50m rifle prone competitions.
India also earned an individual gold medal in the men’s 25m standard pistol competition through Rituraj Singh.
Gaayathri Nithyanadam bagged a bronze in the women’s 50m rifle prone competition. The Indian team of Rituraj Singh (569), Shivam Shukla (550) and Arjun Das (542) walked away with the gold medal in the team event of the men’s 25m standard pistol competition, shooting a total of 1661.
France won the silver medal with 1659 points while Australia had to settle with the bronze with 1648 points. Indian women also showcased spectacular mental strength as they walked away with the gold medal in the team event of the 50m rifle prone competition.
Women’s archery team settle for silver
Shanghai: Indian women’s team settled for the silver after losing to Chinese Taipei in the final, while men’s trio and mixed pair won their respective bronze playoffs in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium here yesterday. The women’s team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi put up an inconsistent show that included an abysmal five in the crucial third set, to lose to the lower-ranked Chinese Taipei 2-6 in the recurve team final.
Indian men’s recurve team of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia hammered the British team 6-0 to bag the bronze medal. The mixed pair of Deepika and Atanu ended India’s campaign on a high.
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