Junior Shooting World Cup: India begins campaign with two golds

Udhayveer shot 575 in the junior men’s 25m standard pistol event to lead a clean sweep for India as Adarsh Singh (568) and Anish Bhanwala (566) won silver and bronze respectively at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun shooters.

Udhayveer Sidhu shot 575 in the junior men’s 25m standard pistol event to lead a clean sweep for India.

Udhayveer Sidhu shot 575 in the junior men’s 25m standard pistol event to lead a clean sweep for India.   -  Getty Images

Udhayveer Sidhu collected a double gold as India took pole position on day one of the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.

Udhayveer shot 575 in the junior men’s 25m standard pistol event to lead a clean sweep for India as Adarsh Singh (568) and Anish Bhanwala (566) won silver and bronze respectively at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun shooters.

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Udhayveer then combined with Adarsh and his twin Vijayveer Sidhu to also pick up the team gold in the event with a combined effort of 1707, a junior world record.

The team silver in the event also went to India as its second team comprising Anish, Rajkanwar Sandhu and Dilshaan Kelley shot a total of 1676 to finish behind the gold medal winning team.

India had five medals - two gold, two silvers and one bronze -- at the end of day one. China and Thailand are second and third with one gold medal each.