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ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship: Manu Bhaker wins gold medal, silver goes to Isha Singh

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ISSF Junior World Championships: Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh pose after winning gold and silver medals.© Twitter

Young Manu Bhaker made a comeback from an Olympic disappointment in the women’s 10m air pistol event to win a gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Championships on Thursday. 16-year-old Eisha Singh won the silver medal for India with a one-two margin, while Rhythm finished fourth in the final. The 19-year-old Bhaker scored 241.3 to win the top prize in his event, while Singh scored 240.0. India’s Rudraksh Patil won the silver medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event.

Patil scored a total of 250.0 in the eight-man final, behind Tokyo Olympic medalist William Shaner of the United States. Ramita won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m air rifle junior event with an overall score of 229.1, while the famous Mehuli Ghosh finished fifth and Nisha Kanwar eighth in the final.

In the men’s 10m rifle final, other Indian shooters Partha Makhija and Srikant Dhanush finished seventh and eighth respectively.

In the women’s 10m qualification, Olympians Bhaker (574), Singh (572) and Shikha Narwal (571) also made it to the finals in the field of 49 shooters in third, fifth and seventh places respectively, with a rhythm of 577 overall. Ranked second. .

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This is the first multi-disciplinary event after the Tokyo Olympics, which will see participation from over 32 countries and around 370 athletes.

There are 14 gold medals at stake in the first three competition days of the championship.

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