Jr. Shotgun Cup: India bags trap silver and team bronze

Lakshay fought hard for the gold and ended up with the silver in junior men’s trap in the ninth International Junior Shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland, on Sunday.

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Lakshay fought hard for the gold and ended up with the silver in junior men’s trap in the ninth International Junior Shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland, on Sunday.

Nino Cuomo of Italy beat Lakshay 43-41 for the gold. Lakshay had qualified with the second best score of 115, two points behind the leaders.

Manavaditya Singh Rathore shot 110 and Vivaan Kapoor 103, as the Indian team took the bronze behind Italy and Finland.

In junior men’s skeet, Anantjeet Singh Naruka missed the final in the shoot-off when he finished second among four who were fighting for the last spot, with a total of 117. The team missed the bronze by 10
points to Germany, while Italy and Finland took the gold and silver respectively.

India could have actually won the bronze, but for Ayush Rudraraju who shot 114, not being part of the team, and the last Indian shooter, managing a mere 101.

Overall it was a good outing for the Indian juniors, as the junior women had swept the individual skeet medals, with Areeba Khan winning the gold, while there was an individual silver and bronze, apart from team gold in double trap by the junior men.

The results:

Junior men:

Trap: 1. Nino Cuomo (Ita) 43 (111)1; 2. Lakshay 41 (115); 3. Lorenzo Ferrari (Ita) 32 (117)0; 9. Manavaditya Rathore 110; 17. Vivaan Kapoor 103; 22. Rohan Chauhan 96; 25. Avaya Misra 89.

Team: 1. Italy 339; 2. Finland 333; 3. India 328.

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