Shreya, Divyansh bag mixed air rifle bronze at world championship

Shreya Agrawal and Divyansh Panwar won the junior mixed air rifle bronze behind Italy and Iran in the 52nd World Shooting Championship in Korea.

After qualifying in the fifth place with a score of 834.4, Shreya Agrawal and Divyansh Panwar did well to win a medal.   -  AFP

Shreya Agrawal and Divyansh Panwar won the junior mixed air rifle bronze behind Italy and Iran in the 52nd World Shooting Championship in Korea on Wednesday.

After qualifying in the fifth place with a score of 834.4, the Indian pair did well to win a medal. A better medal was missed by 0.6 point.

The main team of Elavenil Valarivan and Hriday Hazarika finished 13th.

India took its tally to nine medals, three each in gold, silver and bronze, for the joint third place with China, behind Korea and Russia.

In junior women’s air pistol, Abhidnya Patil was placed 13th with 568, and missed the final by one point.

In men’s prone, Olympian Chain Singh was 14th with 623.9, while former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant was 28th with 617.4 in women’s prone.

In junior men’s trap, Ali Aman Elahi was in joint lead with Murat Ilbilgi of Turkey with 73 out of 75 after three rounds. Manavaditya Singh Rathore (69) and Vivaan Kapoor (67) figured in the 13th and 22nd spots with two more rounds to go before the final for the top six.

In women’s trap, World Cup silver medallist Seema Tomar had 65 out of 75 for the 42nd place. She was followed by Shreyasi Singh (64) and Varsha Varman (63).

The results:

Men:

50m rifle prone: 1. Steffen Olsen (Den) 628.2; 2. Stian Bogar (Nor) 627.8; 3. Thomas Mathiss (Aut) 627.1; 14. Chain Singh 623.9; 46. Sanjeev Rajput 620.0. Team:  1. Germany 1869.5; 2. US 1868.0; 3. China 1866.8; 15. India 1856.1.

Women:

50m rifle prone: 1. Seonaid Mcintosh (GBR) 623.9; 2. Isabella Straub (Ger) 623.7; 3. Daniela Demjen Peskova (Svk) 623.3; 28. Tejaswini Sawant 617.4; 33. Anjum Moudgil 616.5; 54. Shreya Saksena 609.9. Team: 1. Germany 1871.4 WR; 2. Denmark 1851.2; 3. Britain 1850.6; 6. India 1848.1.

Junior women:

10m air pistol: 1. Sevval Ilayda Tarhan (Tur) 237.9 (570); 2. Choo Gaeun (Kor) 234.5 (570); 3. Lizi Kiladze (Geo) 213.6 (569); 13. Abhidnya Patil 568; 31. Devanshi Rana 562; 50. Neha 556.Team: 1. Korea 1700; 2. Mongolia 1698; 3. Russia 1693; 8. India 1686.

Mixed junior air rifle team: 1. Italy (Sofia Benetti, Marco Suppini) 499.0 WRJ (834.4); 2. Iran (Sedeghian Armina, Amir Mohammad Nekounam) 497.7; 3. India-2 (Shreya Agrawal, Divyansh Panwar) 435.0; 13. India (Elavenil Valarivan, Hriday Hazarika) 829.5.