Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships

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Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships
Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships

Suhl : India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) with a creditable second place in the medals tally and an overall haul of three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

China topped the tally with eight golds and an overall haul of 19 medals. A total of 20 countries were on the medal tally table.

India picked up a gold and a silver in the team and individual sections of the 25m Pistol junior men's event, as well as the team bronze in the 25m Pistol junior women's event to shore up their tally on the fourth and final day here on Tuesday. 

Wednesday will see test events being played out in the mixed format in the 10m Air Rifle and Air Pistol disciplines.

Anish Bhanwala bagged a total of three medals, one of each colour, and his individual silver on the final day. On the first day, Anish had claimed gold in the 25m Standard Pistol junior men's event.

On Tuesday, he teamed up with Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla to total 1733 in the 25m Pistol to win gold. 

The South Koreans were a point behind India in taking silver, while China were a point behind the Koreans to claim bronze. 

Anish also got an individual silver in the event finishing behind Pavlo Korostylov of Ukraine who shot a world record equalling score of 590, one ahead of Anish's effort of 589. China's Jueming Zhang picked up the bronze.

In the 25m Pistol junior women's event, India's Muskan shot 578 to qualify for the eight-women final in sixth position. 

She fought hard in the final, but a score of 24 out of 40 shots saw her miss out on a medal and finish in fourth place. 

She however, combined with Chinki Yadav and Gauri Sheoran for a combined score of 1711 for the bronze medal in the team event. China claimed the gold with 1734 points, while Thailand (1713 points) got silver.