Junior Shooting World Cup

Shiva, Rudrankksh & Palak Win Gold at ISSF Junior World Cup

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It was Medal rush for India as they pocketed three gold & four Silvers on Day 1 in Suhl Germany


Indian contingent who has a strong 51 member in Germany showed true class and grabbed the 1-2 finish in three of the four finals.

The first finals was in 10m Air Pistol Men junior where three indians were part of the Eliminations. While Paarth Makhija got eliminated the other two Indians 14 year old Abhinav Shaw & Rudrankksh Patil secured the top two positions to make it to the gold medal match. This secured the first 1-2 finish for the Indian team.

The final was close affair with Rudrankksh defeating compatriot Abhinav 17-13 with good scores through the finals

Photo Credit | ISSF , Michael Eisert

The second final scheduled was in the 10m Air Rifle Women Junior which had only one Indian Ramita, who topped the qualification yeasterday. In the elimination as well she secured the top position to make her way to the gold medal match. She was up against the winner of European Womens Championships from France in the Gold Medal match.

Photo Credit | ISSF , Michael Eisert

Ramita could not maintain the momentum in the Gold Medal match and settled for Silver Medal lising 8-16 to Muller.

Saurabh Missed out on Finals

The third event of the day had the surprise in store for Indians. The big hope of Saurabh Chaudhary came crashing down as he finished as the fourth best indian and hence missed out on the Finals of 10m Air Pistol Men Junior event. He finished 6th overall but three Indian Arjun, Shiva & Sarabjot had better scores than him.

In fact Shiva scored a superb 585 in the Qualification which was just 3 short of the JWR, he infact was looking all set to reach there but a 94 in the fifth series dented that opportunity.

In the Elimination while Arjun lost in the second set and got eliminated Sarabjot and Shiva kept the tempo up and secured yet another 1-2 finish for the Indian camp.

The Gold Medal match saw 16 Year Old Shiva Narwal, who infact is the sibling of Manish Narwal who had a phenomenal Paralympics in Tokyo 2020, score a comprehensive victory over senior pro Sarabjot.

Photo Credit | ISSF , Michael Eisert

Manu Just makes the Elimination

While Saurabh lost out on the next round Manu Bhaker was about to follow him on the same path.

She scored a below par 565 to be at the eight position and made it to the next round only for inner 10s. 16 year old Palak topped the qualification with a superb score of 577, third Indian in the fray Esha Singh also shot much below score than her regular. She shot a 563 to be placed 14th in the Qualification.

The Elimination saw both the Indians score clear of the competition and secure third 1-2 finish for India.

While in the Gold Medal match Palak stunned the much experienced Manu to grab the Gold Medal.

Photo Credit | ISSF , Michael Eisert.

The day also had first rounds of Trap Qualification and it wasnt a great performance by the Indian juniors. Except Sabeera who is currently at 4th position all other seems to be struggling.

Women Trap Junior Day 1

After Round 3

  • Sabeera 68/75 Rank 4 Δ
  • Aadya 67/75 Rank 7 Δ
  • Preeti 65/75 Rank 15 ∇
  • Varda 59/75 Rank 28 ∇
  • Bhavya 59/75 Rank 29 ∇

Men Trap Junior Day 1

After Round 3

  • Vivaan 70/75 Rank 14 Δ
  • Shardul 70/75 Rank 15 ∇
  • Vansh 69/75 Rank 18 ∇
  • Shapath 68/50 Rank 23 Δ
  • Md Malek 65/75 Rank 37 ∇

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