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Junior shooters add silver, bronze to India's tally at ISSF WC

Press Trust of India  |  Changwon (South Korea) 

The Indian junior men's skeet team clinched a silver, while Gurnihal Singh picked up the individual bronze in the same event at the ISSF World Championships here Tuesday.

The trio of Gurnihal (119), Anantjeet Singh Naruka (117) and Ayush Rudraraju (119) combined for a score of 355 for a second-place finish in the finals. The three had topped day one of the team qualifying Monday.

The 19-year-old Gurnihal also made the six-strong individual final, where he shot a score of 46 to claim the individual bronze, the biggest achievement of his international career so far.

Italian notched up the gold with a score of 55, while American Nic Moschetti won the silver with 54.

are placed fourth in the overall medals' tally with seven gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 20 at the (ISSF) showpiece, which is also the first qualifying event for

The gold medal in the team event was won by with a score 356, while the bronze went to the Italian team, which shot a score of 354,

In the junior women's 50m rifle 3 position competition, the Indian team signed off 14th with a score of 3383.

Bhakti Khamkar (1132), (1130) and Ayushi Podder (1121) made up the team and neither of them managed to qualify for the individual finals.

There was no end to the seniors' disappointment with the women's skeet team ending ninth with a score of 319.

(108), Maheshwari Chauhan (106) and Ganemat Sekhon (105) could not qualify for the individual finals.

have secured two Olympic quotas, making it the country's best performance ever at

and secured quota places for by winning a silver and finishing fourth respectively in the women's 10m air rifle event.

Though the two shooters have secured quotas, as per the stated policy, the (NRAI) will take the final call on selection, based on the aggregate scores of shooters (in international tournaments and selection trials) leading up to

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 12:10 IST
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