2021 ISSF Junior World Championships | India wins 10th gold medal, increases tally to 23

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The Indian shooting contingent claimed three medals - a gold, a silver, and a bronze to take the tally to 23 at the ongoing ISSF Junior World Championships, on Thursday. The duo of Vijayveer Sidhu and Rhythm Sangwan had the better of Thailand’s pair to claim the gold medal in 25m mixed team event.

India won its 10th gold medal of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship, being held at the Las Palmas Shooting range in Lima, Peru, after Vijayveer Sidhu and Rhythm Sangwan outclassed Thailand’s Kanyakom Hirunphoem and Schwakon Triniphakorn 9-1 in the gold medal contest on Thursday, October 07, 2021. 

Also winning silver on the day were the Junior Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions (3P) Team comprising Prasiddhi Mahant, Nishcal, and Ayushi Podder, while the second Indian pair in the Mixed Rapid Fire Pistol, Tejaswini, and Anish, also won bronze, making it a total haul of 23 medals thus far with two more competition days remaining.

Vijayveer and Rhythm came through two rounds of qualifying to completely dominate their match against the Thai pair, not allowing them to win even one series.

The 3P Women on the other hand went down fighting to a quality US trio tying at 43-43 at one stage to eventually go down 43-47.

In the Mixed Rapid Fire bronze match, Tejaswini and Anish put it over a second Thai pair 10-8.

There are two medal events scheduled on Friday, the penultimate day of competitions. India enjoys a healthy cushion on top of the medals tally after nine days of competition with 10 gold, nine silver, and four bronze medals. USA is second with six gold.

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