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Anish wins India's 3rd individual gold in Jr. World Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Sydney 

Rising shooter secured a third individual gold medal at the ISSF Junior when the 15-year-old finished atop the podium in men's 25m rapid fire pistol here today.

Having qualified for the final with the highest score, Bhanwala prevailed over two of his teammates -- and -- and three Chinese participants in the medal round.

are now placed second in the overall standings with 15 medals -- comprising six gold, three silver and six bronze -- behind and ahead of top shooting nations such as and hosts

secured the gold medal and set a new junior world record with 1733 points, while India's Bhanwala, Jawanda and Adarsh Singh took silver. The bronze medal was awarded to another Indian team comprising Sandhu, Japtyesh Singh Jaspal and Mandeep Singh.

Anish, who was placed seventh in this event at the ISSF Stage 1 in Guadalajara, earlier this month, led the match since its very first stage, as he was the only shooter able to nail a perfect 5-hit series during the whole final.

Indeed, after recording the highest qualification score with 585 points, Anish concluded with 29 total hits, pocketing the first international gold medal of his career in this event.

Two Chinese shooters placed alongside him on the rapid fire pistol podium -- 19-year-old took silver with 27 hits, adding it to the bronze he won at last year's ISSF Junior in Suhl, Germany, while Zhang Jueming (20) finished with 23 and claimed bronze in his first Junior start ever.

Appearing in his second final at the ISSF Junior World Cup, Jawanda finished just outside the medal positions, finishing fourth with 17 hits and improving from the seventh position he obtained two days ago in the air pistol event.

Jawanda was followed by the third Chinese final participant 19-year-old who scored 12 hits and took the fifth place in his first Junior World Cup start ever.

Eliminated after four series, India's 15-year-old signed off with 7 and was placed sixth in the first international appearance of his career.

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First Published: Mon, March 26 2018. 14:05 IST