Junior Shotgun Cup: Ahvar wins silver

The trio of Ahvar, Shardul and Shapath won gold medal in the team event.

The Indian trio of Ahvar Rizvi, Shardul Vihan and Shapath Bharadwaj (centre) pose with their gold medals after winning the team event at the International Junior Shotgun Cup.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Ahvar Rizvi won the double trap silver, finishing second to James Dedman of Britain in the International Junior Shotgun Cup in Finland on Thursday.

James won 75-71 against Ahvar in the progressive elimination final, while Shardul Vihan clinched the bronze. Shapath Bharadwaj, who shot 137 in qualification, settled for the sixth spot.

However, the trio of Ahvar, Shardul and Shapath won the gold medal in the team event.

The Italians dominated the mixed team trap competition, winning four of the first five spots.

Results  (Indians unless specified in brackets):

Junior boys

Double trap: 1. James Dedman (GBR) 75 (136); 2. Ahvar Rizvi 71 (132); 3. Shardul Vihan 53 (133); 6. Shapath Bharadwaj 22 (137); 9. Ambikeshwar Katoch 100.

Team:
1. India 402; 2. Italy 390; 3. Finland 293.

Mixed team

Trap: 1. Italy-3 (Nino Cuomo, Gaia Ragazzini) 40 (37) 86; 2. Italy-2 (Nicholas Antonini, Erica Sessa) 40 (42) 86; 3. Britain (Lewis Owen, Ellie Seward) 44 (35) 84; 4. Italy-1 (Lorenzo Ferrari, Marianna Matassa) 36 (40) 83; 5. India-2(Lakshya, Manisha Keer) 21 (86); 6. India-3 (Vivan Kapoor, Shefali Razak) 20 (84); 10. India-1 (Manavaditya Rathore, Soumya Gupta) 76; 11. India-4 (Avyay Mishra, Kirti Gupta) 76; 12. India-5 (Rohan Chauhan, Aadya Tripathi) 69.

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