Shooting: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's son Manavaditya, Kirti shine in Europe

New Delhi: Continuing their impressive run in international competitions, India's junior shooting squad, including Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's son Manavaditya, returned with an impressive haul of four gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals from two top international competitions held in Europe.

Manavaditya Singh Rathore and Kirti Gupta's individual gold medals in the Junior Men's and Women's Trap events respectively in the 8th International Junior Shotgun Cup held in Orimattila, Finland between May 26-29, 2016 were the icing in the cake.

Manavaditya, son of former Olympic Silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, nailed the trap gold on the last day of competition to go along with the team bronze he had won earlier in the day along with Lakshaya and Kismat Chopra.

Kirti had won a double gold a day earlier as she bagged the team trap gold as well with teammates Manisha Keer and Pragat Dubey. 

India won a total of three gold, two silver and four bronze medals in the competition for a total of nine medals from the five events on show. 

A total of 90 junior shotgun shooters from 10 countries took part in the competition. Anant Jeet Singh Naruka and Arjun Mann also did India proud with an individual silver and bronze medals in the junior men's skeet event.

In the 26th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes held in Plezn, Czech Republic where 371 shooters from 25 countries participated in the 14 rifle and pistol disciplines, India returned with a total of 11 medals. The lone gold came from the junior men's 10m air rifle where Arjun Babuta, Pratik Borse and Prashant combined for the gold.

Arjun also won the individual silver in the event. In total India won one gold, four silver and six bronze medals.

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