ISSF Junior World Cup: India bags gold in team event, remains at top with 16 medals


New Delhi: Indian shooting contingent won gold in 25m pistol team event in the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup at Suhl in Germany on Wednesday.

Vijayveer Sidhu combined with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh in the team event for the yellow metal.

India continued to top the medals table with seven gold, seven silver and two bronze medals. However, China not far behind with five gold, three silver, and five bronze medals.

The day’s second medal came in the men’s 10m Air Rifle with the trio of Hriday Hazarika, Yash Vardhan and Paarth Makhija winning the team silver with a combined score of 1877.4.

Junior world champion Hriday, however, endured heartbreak in the 10m Air Rifle individual competition.

He was leading till the 18th shot of the 24-shot final, but an effort of 9.6 in his 19th shot saw him slide down to fourth, which is why he eventually finished on a score of 207.3.

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