ISSF Junior World Championships: Manu Bhaker wins her second gold as India climbs to the top of the medals | XtraTime

Xtra Time Web Desk: India added two more golds to their pussy on match day three Sunday, at the on-going International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru, with Manu Bhaker taking her second gold of the tournament , this time teaming up with Sarabjot Singh in the 10M Air Pistol Mixed Team event and the troika of Srikanth Dhanush, Rajpreet Singh and Paarth Makhija who took the 10M Air Rifle Team Men title.

Manu and Sarabjot led an India 1-2 in the Air Pistol Mixed team competition, taking on the challenge of second Indian pair Shikha Narwal and Naveen 16-12 in the gold medal match.

Earlier in the eight-team qualifying round, both Indian pairs also finished 1-2, with Manu and Sarabjot shooting 386 while Shikha and Naveen trailed by 385.

In the Junior Men’s 10M Air Rifle Team event, the trio of Srikanth, Rajpreet and Paarth had also taken the gold medal by surpassing their six-team qualifying round for a combined total of 1886.9. Each shooter fired 60 shots each in the qualifying round.

In the final, they defeated a strong American team made up of reigning Olympic champion William Shaner, alongside Rylan Kissel and John Blanton by a 16-6 margin.

India also took another silver medal on the day the pair went down Rajpreet Singh and Atmika Gupta battling US William Shaner and Mary Carolyn Tucker in the 10M Air Rifle Mixed Team competition by a margin of 15-17 .

Rajpreet and Atmika had also finished second behind the American pair in qualifying with a combined 418.5 after 20 shots each. The American pair shot 419.9 to the field of eight teams.

Two other Indian teams in the 10M Air Rifle Women and 10M Air Pistol Men competitions had also secured the gold medals after their respective qualifying rounds.

Matches on day three were still ongoing and at the time of writing, India led the medal tally with four gold, five silver and two bronze medals for a total of 11 medals.

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