Two more junior gold for India at ISSF World C'ships

CHANGWON: Udhayveer Singh, all of 16, shone vivid with a person gold in the junior males's 25m pistol match after spearheading India to the team gold in the ISSF World Championships Thursday.

Singh shot a ranking of 587 (291 in precision and 296 in speedy) in the person competition to snatch the gold ahead of American Henry Leverett (584) and Korean Lee Jaekyoon (582).

Compatriot Vijayveer Sidhu finished fourth with a ranking of 581, whilst Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu took the 20th spot with a ranking of 568.

The trio's mixed ranking of 1736 fetched the team gold for India adopted by means of China, which totalled 1730. The bronze medal went to Team Korea, which shot a ranking of 1721.

In the senior competition, Sheeraz Sheikh was the best-placed Indian at 8th after day one of the most males's skeet qualification with a ranking of 49.

Angad Vir Singh was 69th after capturing 47, whilst Mairaj Ahmed (41) was further down at 79th.

The Indian team, comprising the trio, was 16th in the overall standings with a ranking of 137.

There were no medals for India in the 25m centre hearth pistol match with Gurpreet Singh managing the 10th spot with a ranking of 581, adopted by means of London Olympics silver-medallist Vijay Kumar.

Kumar tallied 576 to end a disappointing 24th. A place in the back of him was Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Anish Bhanwala, who shot the same ranking but had lesser inner-10s to his credit.

The team signed off fourth with a ranking of 1733.

India are positioned fourth in the medals tally with 9 gold, eight silver and 7 bronze medals for a total of 24, making this their supreme efficiency in the International Shooting Sport Federation's showpiece.

The nation has managed to clinch two Olympic quota places from the primary qualifying match for Tokyo 2020 Games.
Two more junior gold for India at ISSF World C'ships Two more junior gold for India at ISSF World C'ships Reviewed by kailash soni on September 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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