Indian shooters finish second in ISSF Junior World Cup with 24 medals

GABALA - SEPTEMBER 22: Bronze medalist Team of INDIA pose with their medals after Trap Men Junior Event at the Gabala Shooting Club during Day 5 of the ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun on September 22, 2016 in Gabala, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

GABALA: India finished their crusade at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup, with a sum of 24 decorations, putting second to Russia in the general standings here today. In the year’s second and last Junior World Cup India grabbed one more award, a bronze in the Men’s group Trap to complete with an aggregate of nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze decorations.

Manavaditya Singh Rathore, met all requirements for the individual bronze award match-up in the occasion, being a piece of two shoot-offs in the number one spot up, yet needed to battle with fourth place in the end, coming next best to Italy’s Matteo Marongiu. Lakshaya and Kismat Chopra, alongside Manavaditya packed away the group Bronze in the Men’s Trap when together they shot a sum of 347 out of the conceivable 375 hits. Italy shot 360 to win gold while Australia completed a point in front of India to claim Silver.

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Prior both Manavaditya and Lakshaya were tied in fifth spot, with two different shooters on a score of 118 toward the end of the qualifying round of 125 shots each. Just six shooters fit the bill for the last adjusts. In the resulting shoot-off Manavaditya and a Chinese shooter, Chengjiang Liu, were on focus with their initial two shots and qualified. Lakshaya missed his second and the other Kazakh shooter, Nikolay Belskiy, missed his to start with, to be put seventh and eighth separately.

In the Semi-finals, Manavaditya was again tied with four others, including inevitable Gold medalist, Australia’s Jack Wallace, to try and have a shot at the Gold decoration match. Russia finished the decoration standings with 12 golds for the aggregate of 25 awards. In third position, Norway secured 4 gold awards and 1 bronze. In spite of a higher number of aggregate awards, the People’s Republic of China were put fourth with 3 golds, 4 silvers and 1 bronze, trailed by the Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, Turkey and Kazakhstan who all stashed no less than one gold decoration.

The ISSF season will proceed one month from now with the ISSF World Cup Final in Rifle/Pistol occasions, booked in Bologna (ITA) from October 4 to 10 and the ISSF World Cup Final in Shotgun occasions, occurring in Rome (ITA) from October 10 to 16. An aggregate of 18 nations won awards at the opposition. The ISSF fleeting trend now moves to Italy, where the Senior World Cup Finals, the season finishing rivalry of the year’s best shooters in each order, are planned right on time one month from now.

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