Elavenil Valarivan bags gold, India wins 10m air rifle team gold with World record


New Delhi: Elavenil Valarivan clinched gold in the Women’s 10-metre Air Rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Monday.

Elavenil shot 251.6 in the final to beat compatriot and qualification topper Mehuli Ghosh (630.4) by 1.4 point in the single category. Interestingly, Elavenil had qualified in the eighth place for the final, in a strong field of 124 shooters.

India also clinched a Gold in the team section by creating a junior world record.

Elavenil and Mehuli, along with Shreya Agrawal who shot 625.4, clinched the team gold with a junior world record score of 1883.3, as India finished on top of the medals tally with six gold, six silver, and two bronze medals.

Russia and Norway had two gold medals each, while China, Austria, Thailand, and Germany had won one gold each.

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