Indian shooters made major decisions and won seven decorations, including three gold, on the opening day of ISSF Junior World Cup for gun, rifle and shotgun in Gabala (Azerbaijan) on Sunday. Subhankar Pramanik gave India its first gold in the year’s second and last International Shooting Sport Federation’s Junior World Cup.
The kid from Bengal denoted his best ever execution at the universal level to shoot a score of 613.8, qualifying in 6th position for the eight-man finals in 50-meter rifle inclined occasion. In the finals, Subhankar shot 205.5 more than 20 shots to defeat Filip Nepejchal of the Czech Republic, who oversaw 205.2 to settle for the silver. The Bronze went to Dragomir Iordache of Roumania. Subhankar, alongside colleagues Fateh Singh Dhillon and Ajaey Nithish, likewise helped the Indian group to a Silver in the occasion.
Sambhaji Patil packed away India’s second gold when he won the lesser men’s 25-meter standard gun occasion by shooting 562 to effortlessly beat Australians Sergei Evglevski and James Ashmore. Sambhaji likewise included the group gold in the occasion alongside countrymen Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh to take India on the decoration count, adding to the silver won in the lesser men’s group rifle inclined and two bronze awards. In the year’s first Junior World Cup in May in Suhl Germany, the Indians had completed fourth with a general count of three gold, four silver and three bronze decorations.