Shooting Junior World C’ships: India clinch bronze medals in men’s and women’s 25m pistol eventsJuly 23, 2023
India picked up two more bronze medals on day seven of the on-going International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship Juniors in Changwon, Korea.
With the two medals in the team events of the men’s and women’s 25m standard pistol, India maintained second place on the standings behind China, with four gold, five silver and five bronze medals. China have now opened up a wide gap with 12 gold medals to their name for a total of 26 medals in all.
Unish Holinder, Randeep Singh and Akshay Kumar shot a combined total of 1671 in the men’s 25m standard pistol to win the team bronze in the event. So did Yashita Shokeen, Prarthana Khanna and Tiyana in the corresponding women’s event when they shot a combined 1573. China and Korea won the gold in both the events respectively.
On day two of the men’s and women’s trap qualifiers going on simultaneously, some Indian shooters were favourably placed to make the top six. Prominent among them was Shapath Bharadwaj in the men’s event. He shot 94 to be eighth currently after four rounds and at the moment ties with fifth-placed shooter Zhan Chen of China and two others on the same score. Shapath’s compatriots Bakhtyaruddin Malek and Shardul Vihan followed him closely in ninth and 10th positions with scores of 93 each.
Ashima Ahlawat was in seventh with a score of 88 after four rounds and tied on scores with fifth place American Ryaan Philips and sixth place Italian Giorgia Lenticchia. Preeti Rajak with 87 was in ninth and Bhavya Tripathi with 86 was placed 10th. The trap finals are slated for Sunday after the fifth and final qualifying round.