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ISSF C’ship: Men’s junior bag 2 gold; Gurpreet Singh clinches silver

International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

South Korea: Gurpreet Singh bagged a silver medal in the senior men’s standard pistol while Vijayveer Sidhu (16) shot a gold and Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, Vijayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh claimed the team gold on the last day of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) competition in Changwon on Friday.

Vijayveer Sidhu shot for a gold medal in the 25m standard pistol event for junior men.

In the team competition, Sidhu, Sandhu (564) and Singh (559) scored a total of 1695 to fetch the top honours with Korea (1693) and Czech Republic (1674) settling for the silver and the bronze medals respectively.

India signed off third in the overall medals tally with 11 gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 27, making this their best performance in the showpiece.

India’s junior women’s skeet team finished a creditable fourth with the trio of Simranpreet Kaur, Parinaaz Dhaliwal and Areeba Khan totaling 318. However, none of them managed to qualify for the individual finals.

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