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India bags 3 golds at the ISSF Junior World Cup, takes medal tally to 10

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

Indian shooters called the shots and took their medals tally to 10, in the ongoing ISSF junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan. India's junior shooter Anmol won silver in 10m Air Pistol event on 19 September.

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Subhankar Pramanik gave India its first gold in the year's second and final International Shooting Sport Federation's Junior World Cup.

The Bengal boy marked his best-ever performance at the international level to shoot a score of 613.8, qualifying in sixth position for the eight-man finals in 50-metre rifle prone event.

In the finals, Subhankar shot 205.5 over 20 shots to edge out Filip Nepejchal of Czech Republic, who scored 205.2 to settle for the silver. The bronze medal went to Dragomir Iordache of Roumania.

Subhankar, along with teammates Fateh Singh Dhillon and Ajaey Nithish, also bagged a silver in the event.

Sambhaji Patil bagged India's second gold when he won the junior men's 25-metre standard pistol event by shooting 562 to beat Australians Sergei Evglevski and James Ashmore.

Sambhaji, Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh added yet another gold to take India atop the medal tally, adding to the silver won in the junior men's team rifle prone and two bronze medals.

In the year's first Junior World Cup in May in Suhl Germany, India finished fourth with an overall tally of three gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

--With agency inputs

First published: 19 September 2016, 1:52 IST