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PM Narendra Modi congratulates shooters for securing “excellent” medals in ISSF Junior World Championship

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Indian shooters won 40 medals in the ISSF Junior World Championship.© Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took to Twitter to congratulate the shooters who made India proud at the ISSF Junior World Championships. Indian shooters dominated the medal tally by winning 40 medals including 16 gold in Peru. PM Modi said this “excellent performance” of shooters will inspire others to take up the sport. “Excellent performance by our shooters! India top the medal tally with 40 medals including 16 gold at the Shooting Junior World Championships. Congratulations to the team and best wishes for the future. This success will inspire many budding shooters,” tweeted PM Modi .

On the final day of the tournament, Indian shooters offered all three medals in the 25m Standard Pistol Men’s Junior event.

Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold medal, Udayveer Sidhu won the silver medal while Harsh Gupta won the bronze medal.

In the women’s junior category, Rhythm Sangwan won the gold medal, while Nivedita Velur Nair and Namya Kapoor won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

India won 15 silver and nine bronze medals apart from 16 gold medals.

Ace India shooter Manu Bhaker won four gold medals at the Junior World Championships, while 14-year-old Namya Kapoor also won a gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol event.

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The United States finished behind India in the medal tally with a total of 21 medals, including seven gold.

Italy and France were third and fourth on the list with 10 and nine medals respectively.

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