ISSF World Championships | Indian youngsters continue with gold run on last day

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ISSF World Championships | Indian youngsters continue with gold run on last day

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SportsCafe Desk

09/14/2018

The young crop of Indian shooters has impressed again as the likes of Vijayveer Sidhu, Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh bagged gold in the team event at the ISSF World Championships. Gurpreet Singh also won a silver in the senior men's standard pistol event on the last day of the competition.

The future of Indian shooting looks bright as the Indian teenagers bring more medals for the country at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in Changwon. 16-year old Vijayveer Sidhu won gold in the 25m standard pistol event for junior men after he combined with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to claim the team gold on the last day of the reputed ISSF World Championships.

Sidhu, who finished fourth in the 25m pistol on Thursday where his brother bagged gold, managed an individual score of 572 to finish ahead of Korean shooter Lee Gunheyok (570) and China's Haojie Zhu (565).

In the team competition, Sidhu, Sandhu (564) and Singh (559) amassed a total of 1,695 points to clinch the title as Korea (1,693) and Czech Republic (1,674) settled for silver and bronze medals, respectively.

In the senior competition, Gurpreet Singh made sure that the Indians signed off on a positive note with a silver medal in the standard pistol event. The former CWG gold-medallist fired a score of 579 to finish second behind Ukraine's Pavlo Korostylov, who shot a score of 581. Korea’s Kim Junhong, bagged bronze despite shooting the same score as Singh ended with a lesser inner-10s to his credit.

India ended third in the medals tally with 27 total medals including 11 gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals. This was India's all-time best performance at the World Championships.

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