Akash in lead at Junior Shotgun World Cup

Akash Saharan led with 49, following rounds of 24 and 25, in junior men’s trap on the opening day of the Junior Shotgun World Cup in Porpetto, Italy on Thursday.

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Akash Saharan led with 49, following rounds of 24 and 25, in junior men’s trap on the opening day of the Junior Shotgun World Cup in Porpetto, Italy on Thursday.

He was followed by Vivaan Kapoor and Janmajai Singh Rathore with 46 while Lakshay followed on 45.

Manavaditya Singh Rathore was struggling with 39 following rounds of 22 and 17, in a field of 71 shooters. There will be three more rounds
on Friday, followed by the final for the top six.

In the junior women’s trap, Nivetha Nenthirasigamani and Soumya Gupta shot 56 and missed the final by six points. Nivetha had rounds of 16,
18 and 22, while Soumya had 20, 15 and 21, as they place 12th and 13th respectively in a field of 36 shooters.

Manisha Keer (53) and Kirti Gupta (51) are placed 23rd and 32nd respectively.