ISSF World Championships: Indians fail to add medals on Day 10

Prithviraj Dilip Ayachi was the best among the Indian junior boys with 614.9 as he placed 15th.

India slipped to the fourth place in the medals table, as China jumped to the top with nine gold 11 silver and four bronze, ahead of Korea and Russia. (Representational Image)   -  Getty Images

There was no addition to the Indian collection of 20 medals, including seven gold, in the 52nd World Shooting Championship in Changwon, Korea, on Sunday, as the junior men and women fared below par in the 50-metre rifle prone event.

Prithviraj Dilip Ayachi was the best among the Indian junior boys with 614.9 as he placed 15th, while it was Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar among the junior women with 613.6 as she finished 22nd.

India slipped to the fourth place in the medals table, as China jumped to the top with nine gold 11 silver and four bronze, ahead of Korea and Russia.

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There was not much hope for India for a medal in the men’s rapid fire pistol event, as the Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anish Bhanwala was lying at the 22nd spot with 289, followed by Olympian Gurpreet Singh (285) and Shivam Shukla (281) in the 43rd and 55th positions, at the halfway stage. The second stage of 300 points followed by the final will be shot on Monday.

In the junior men’s rapid fire event, Anhad Jawanda (279), Mandeep Singh (279) and Adarsh Singh (273) were in the 22nd, 23rd and 28th positions at the halfway stage.

From the elimination stage of men’s 300-metre rifle prone event, Akash Kumar Ravidas made the cut with 575, while Parul Kumar (567) and Amit Kumar (562) slipped out.

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The results:

Junior men:

50m rifle prone: 1. Benjamin Tingsrud Karlsen (Nor) 619.7; 2. Zalan Pekler (Hun) 619.1; 3. William Shaner (US) 618.2; 15. Prithviraj Dilip Ayachi 614.9; 25. Fateh Singh Dhillon 613.5; 41. Niraj Kumar 607.2.

Team: 1. Norway 1852.5; 2. Austria 1846.1; 3. Russia 1845.6; 8. India 1835.6.

Junior women:

50m rifle prone: 1. Zhang Qiaoying (Chn) 622.2; 2. Rebecca Koeck (AUT) 619.5; 3. Aleksandra Szutko (Pol) 619.3; 22. Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar 613.6; 45. Ayushi Podder 605.5; 52. Shirin Godara 602.2.

Team: 1. Austria 1855.0; 2. China 1847.0; 3. US 1846.3; 12. India 1821.3.