Junior World Cup: Aishwarya Singh Tomar creates world record, clinches gold

Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar clinched the gold with a junior world record 459.3 score in the final of rifle 3-position event.

Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar shot a record score of 459.3 in the final of rifle 3-position event.   -  Special Arrangement

Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar clinched the gold with a junior world record 459.3 score in the final of rifle 3-position event, in the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, on Friday.

The earlier world junior record of 458.7 was shot by Filip Nepejchal of the Czech Republic in the Beijing World Cup in April.

After qualifying in the fourth place with a total of 1171, Tomar beat Zalan Pekler of Hungary by 4.5 points for the gold. The qualification topper Zhang Changhong of China who had shot 1181, was pushed to the bronze medal.

India was on top of the table with 10 gold, nine silver and four bronze medals. China was following closely with eight gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals.

In mixed air pistol, the Indian pair of Esha Singh and Gaurav Rana shot 378 in the second qualification phase, and was locked in a bronze medal match against China which had shot 379. Belarus and Germany were scheduled to fight for the gold. The Indian team had topped the qualification in the first phase with 573, the same as Russia, as Esha shot 285 and Gaurav had 288.

The results:

Junior men:

50m rifle 3-position: 1. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar 459.3 WRJ (1171); 2. Zalan Pekler (Hun) 454.8 (1170); 3. Zhang Changhong (Chn) 442.8 (1181); 18. Harshrajsinhji Gohil 1163; 22. Harshit Binjwa 1159; 26. Fateh Singh Dhillon 1157; 47. Sartaj Singh Tiwana 1149;

Team: 1. China 3502; 2. Norway 3490; 3. Russia 3488; 6. India 3479.