Indian shooters made major shots and won seven medals, including three gold, on the opening day of ISSF Junior World Cup for gun, rifle and shotgun here on Sunday.
Subhankar Pramanik gave India its first gold in the year’s second and last International Shooting Sport Federation’s Junior World Cup.
In the finals, Subhankar shot 205.5 more than 20 shots to push out 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 partners Fateh Singh Dhillon and Ajaey Nithish, additionally helped the Indian group to a Silver in the occasion.
Sambhaji Patil packed away India’s second gold when he won the junior men’s 25-meter standard gun occasion by shooting 562 to effectively beat Australians Sergei Evglevski and James Ashmore.
Sambhaji additionally included the group gold in the occasion alongside countrymen Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh to take India on the award count, adding to the silver won in the junior men’s group rifle inclined and two bronze medals.
In the year’s first Junior World Cup in May in Suhl, Germany, the Indians had finished fourth with an overall tally of three gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known as ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events. ISSF’s activities include regulation of the sport, Olympic qualifications and organization of international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals, the ISSF Separate World Championship in Shotgun events and the ISSF World Championship in all events.