Manavaditya misses bronze in Junior World Cup

India finished second in the medals table, one medal behind Russia, with nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze in the Junior World Cup shooting championship in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Manavaditya qualified for the shoot-off to fight for gold with a brave performance.   -  Special Arrangement

A brave performance by Manavaditya Singh Rathore proved inadequate as he missed the bronze medal after having been in a shoot-off to fight for the gold in the Junior World Cup shooting championship in Gabala, Azerbaijan, on Thursday.

After having been in the lead overnight with 73 out of 75, Manavaditya was unable to sustain the same level of accuracy but fought his way into the final by winning the shoot-off after being tied on 118. Lakshay missed the final in the shoot-off and along with Kismat Chopra, was able to cinch the team bronze for India, one point behind Australia.

India finished second in the medals table, one medal behind Russia, with nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze. Russia topped with 12 gold, nine silver and four bronze medals.

Norway (4), China (3), Czech Republic (2), Australia, Italy, Turkey and Kazakhstan were the other teams that managed to win gold medal

The results:

Junior men: Trap: 1. Jack Wallace (Aus) 14 (11)2 (119); 2. Simone D’Ambrosio (Ita) 12 (12) 123; 3. Matteo Marongu (Ita) 14 (11)1 (122); 3. Manavaditya Singh Rathore 11 (11) (0,1) 118(2); 7. Lakshay 118(1); 19. Kismat Chopra 111. Team: 1. Italy 360; 2. Australia 348; 3. India 347.