Shooters finish fourth at Junior World Cup

Suhl (Germany), May 6 (IANS) The Indian squad ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup with a creditable fourth place finish in the medal’s table.

The Indian juniors had an overall tally of three gold, four silver and three bronze medals in the competition which ended on Thursday.

Italy topped the medals tally with seven gold, four silver and one bronze in their kitty. Russia were second with five gold, six silver and nine bronze while Germany finished third with five gold, three silver and three bronze medals. A total of 585 shooters from 48 countries participated in the event, but only 24 countries made it to the medals table.

For India, Rituraj Singh was the most successful performer with two gold medals from the individual and team events of the men’s 25m Standard Pistol. Shivam Shukla also turned in impressive performances in the pistol events, winning one gold and one silver. Shivam also made it to the finals of the individual 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event but could not win a medal. Arjun Das also won one gold and one bronze medal.

Among the junior women, Yashaswini Singh Deswal was the most impressive with her two silver medals from the individual and team sections of the 10m Air Pistol event. Yashaswini has been a consistent performer in world events over the last couple of years.

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