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ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Championship 2022: India’s junior men’s and women’s rifle teams strike gold

The pair of Payal Khatri and Adarsh Singh also won gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol junior mixed team event. Indian shooters won four golds and two bronze on Tuesday.

2 min By Rahul Venkat
India's junior men's rifle team at world championships.
(Picture by Twitter/SAI Media)

It was a memorable day for Indian shooters at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Championship 2022 as they won four gold medals and two bronze in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday.

The day began with the trio of Esha Singh, Shikha Narwal and Varsha Singh winning gold in the junior women’s pistol team event.

India’s next medal came in the 25m rapid fire junior men’s team as Sameer, Udhayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh won bronze after beating Italy 16-2 in the shootoff. China won gold in the event while the Korean team took the silver medal.

The gold rush continued for India with Tilottama Sen, Nancy and Ramita outshooting a Chinese team 16-2 to win gold in the junior women’s rifle team event.

The junior men’s rifle team of Olympian Divyansh Singh Panwar, Karthik Sabari Raj and Vidit Jain soon followed suit as they beat China 17-11 to bring home another gold medal.

The pair of Tejaswini and Sameer clinched bronze in the 25m rapid fire junior mixed team, outgunning another Chinese pair 16-10 in the shootoff.

The duo of Payal Khatri and Adarsh Singh then won an incredible fourth gold medal of the day for India with a stirring 17-9 win over yet another Chinese pair in the final of the 25m rapid fire junior mixed team.

The Indian shooters’ rich haul meant that India consolidated second place in the medal tally with 20 medals - nine gold, three silver and eight bronze medals.

China still sits top of the table with a total of 37 medals - 18 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze medals.

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