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Shooting Junior World C’ship: India win gold in 25m pistol team event, Adarsh Singh bags silver

The Indian junior women’s pistol team comprising Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and newly crowned world junior champion in the individual women’s pistol Naamya Kapoor, dominated proceedings in the 25m pistol team event at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru, beating USA 16-4 in the gold medal match.

This was Bhaker’s fourth gold of the competition to go with one bronze, while it was the 14-year old Naamya’s second gold of the championship.

On Wednesday, eighth day of the championship, India also picked up a silver medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol event when Adarsh Singh fell short of USA’s Henry Turner Leverett in the six-man final.

In the women’s 25m pistol event, the Indian trio of Bhaker, Sangwan and Kapoor, faced little competition throughout.

On Tuesday, they had finished on top of round one qualification with a combined effort of 878, six points more of the second placed France. Later that day they topped round two as well to ease into the gold medal match with a score of 446. Team USA joined them in the final with a score of 437.

In the gold medal match on Wednesday, the Indian team took a commanding lead of 10-4 before the…

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