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Vijayveer Sidhu claims third gold at Junior Shooting World Cup

Sports Lounge Staff



India are on top of the standigs at the junior World Cup.

New Delhi: Young Vijayveer Sidhu picked up his third gold medal of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, combining with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to nail the men’s 25m pistol event.

It was Adarsh’s second gold of the competition as well.

India stayed on top of the medal standings after day three with seven gold medals for a total of 16 medals won so far.

The day’s second medal came in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle where the trio of Hriday Hazarika, Yash Vardhan and Paarth Makhija won the team silver with a combined effort of 1877.4, which was just 0.4 less than the gold medal winning Chinese team’s score. China also equaled the junior world record in the process.

Junior World Champion Hriday endured heartbreak in the 10m Air Rifle individual competition, where after leading till the 18thshot of the 24-shot final, an effort of 9.6 in his 19thsaw him slide down to fourth, which is where he eventually finished on a score of 207.3. Russian Grigoril Shamakov won gold in the event with a score of 250.0.

Other Indian scores on the day:

25m Pistol Women Junior: Abhidnya Ashok Patil- 569 (21st)

Priya Raghav- 568 (23rd)

Arunima Gaur – 566 (32nd)

Devanshi Rana- 565 (34th)

Esha Singh- 560 (41st)

Sneha Bharadwaj- 552 (51st)

Team (India 2) of Priya, Arunima & Esha 8thwith total of 1694

Team (India 1) of Abhidnya, Devanshi, Sneha 9thwith total of 1686