Junior World Cup: India bags team gold in pistol event

The trio of Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, Adarsh Singh and Vijayveer Sidhu clinched the team gold in sports pistol with a total of 1738, ten points ahead of China.

Representative image of pistol event during a shooting tournament.   -  Reuters Photo

The individual medals eluded as the Indian shooting contingent had to be content with the team gold in junior men’s sports pistol at the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, on Tuesday.

The trio of Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, Adarsh Singh and Vijayveer Sidhu clinched the team gold in sports pistol with a total of 1738, ten points ahead of China.

The best individual show was by Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu (582) finishing fourth, one point behind Florian Peter of Germany.

In junior men’s air rifle, junior World champion Hriday Hazarika was pushed to the fourth spot by the Russian and Chinese shooters. Yash Vardhan, Hriday and Paath Makhija missed the team gold by 0.4 point to China, which equalled the junior world record of 1877.8.

India continued to top the medals table with seven gold, seven silver and two bronze medals. However, China not far behind with five gold, three silver and five bronze medals.

The results:

Junior men:

10m air rifle: 1. Grigorii Shamakov (Rus) 250.0 (625.0); 2. Zhang Changhong (Chn) 249.1 (625.2); 3. Xu Yuannan (Chn) 228.6 (628.7); 4. Hriday Hazarika 207.3 (627.9); 7. Yash Vardhan 142.9 (628.4); 9. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar 624.7; 24. Paarth Makhija 621.1.

Team: 1. China 1877.8 WRJ; 2. India 1877.4; 3. Hungary 1887.1.

25m sports pistol: 1. Xia Qi (Chn) 584; 2. Yuriy Kolesnyk (Ukr) 584; 3. Florian Peter (Ger) 583; 4. Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu 582; 6. Dilshaan Kelley 581; 8. Adarsh Singh 578; 10. Vijayveer Sidhu 578; 30. Harshawardhan Yadav 567; 37. Agneya Kaushik 562.

Team: 1. India 1738; 2. China 1728; 3. Czech Republic 1726; 5. India-A 1710.

Junior women:

25m sports pistol: 1. Miroslava Mincheva (Bul) 30 (578); 2. Camille Jedrzejewski (Fra) 28 (580); 3. Zhu Siying (Chn) 25 (580); 21. Abhidnya Patil 569; 23. Priya Raghav 568; 32. Arunima Gaur 566; 34. Devanshi Rana 565; 41. Esha Singh 560; 51. Sneha Bhardwaj 552.

Team: 1. China 1734 EWRJ; 2. France 1729; 3. Thailand 1718; 8. India-A 1694; 9. India 1686.